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A fish dock tug (No 10?) towing the ****nal towards the lock pits on her maiden voyage. The tug skipper looks very cold or he is camera shy!

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Looks like No.10.
Could very well be that he is feeling the cold Steve.
The date was February 13 1958 about midday.
Skipper William Balls jnr. took the ****nal for her maiden trip.
When she landed with 2,070 kits of Iceland fish the sale price was £7,062
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The tug skipper could be Jack Barton. Strange how the ****nal was a bit of a white elephant.......many skippers tried to improve her catching ability but she couldn't compete with the Hull City, Grimsby Town or Everton!

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Perhaps they never did put the rigth skipper onboard her?????
Dont think that the ship wasnt up to her job.
 

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Both ****nal and Everton were up to the job and as nicolina says, it is the skipper who finds the fish and the fish market which values the catch.
Main difference between the two ships was the fact that ****nal burnt slightly more fuel oil than Everton.
But this might be due to the slight difference hull shapes.
Also, I remember ****nal had more trouble with boiler leaks and weeps than Everton, which meant that her evaporator was more frequently in use.
Evaporators are fuel hungry and can increase oil consumption alarmingly.
But as Steve rightly said, Hull City and Grimsby Town were more efficient vessels in every respect.
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