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Napia

Watkins Napia had a good record on The Thames and was often used on prestige jobs. Built 1943 by Goole Shipbuilding & Engineering Co she was 261 gr tons finishing her career in Greece.

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O.N. 169087. 261g. 105.8 x 30.1 x 12.5 feet.
T.3-cyl. (16½”, 28½” & 47” x 30”) engine by McKie and Baxter Ltd., Paisley. 1,200ihp.
6.5.1943: Launched as EMPIRE JESTER by Goole Shipbuilding and Repairing Company Ltd., Goole (Yard No. 397) for the Ministry of War Transport.
22.7.1943: Completed, (United Towing Company Ltd., Hull, appointed as managers).
14.5.1946: Purchased by William Watkins Ltd, (J. R. Watkins manager), London and renamed NAPIA.
1950: Ship Towage (London) Ltd., appointed as managers.
20.9.1968: Owners restyled as London Tugs Ltd., (same managers).
1971: Sold to John G.Efthinou, Greece and renamed TOLMIROS.
1973: Sold to Loucos G.Matsas, Greece.
19.2.1986: Demolition commenced at Perama, by M.Tzounis.
 

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