Goole-built tugs FAITHFUL and POWERFUL shown n Grassy Bay, Bermuda. I was delivery Master of FAITHFUL, Goole to Plymouth and on to Bermuda. 16 days, 1990. My younger brother is Bosun in the tug.
Oil on panel, 12 x 16
These two would be seen passing or together frequently. Duty tug might be doing a job in Hamilton and then would head for St Georges. The off duty tug might heading for another job in Hamilton. Nothing to do with 'planning'. More to give the two jobs for the duty tug would give the crew a bigger chunk of OVERTIME!!!!
The earlier POWERFUL and FAITHFUL were good little tugs. A bit light but for the bigger ships in Bermuda today... the old boats just wouldn't stack up these days. Are you talking out THE predecessor... the finest tug ever seen in Bermuda... with the big blue diamond on the funnel?
I have still not found about the lady in St George, 52 years old... born 1966 and her name is Marinia. "Hey mother, who is my daddy?" "Ummmm, down to de Dockyard with the big tug with the big yellow funnel!"
Hello Stephen, lovely painting but I must correct you on one major item, these tugs were built at Selby by Cochrane Shipbuilders, Yard numbers NS 150/151. I should know, I was the Naval Architect at Selby for almost thirty years until closure in1992. Practice was to sail the ships to Goole Docks down river where the Company carried out the final cleaning and painting etc before sea trials and delivery. If you were on the trials we probably met.