Bowman went for scrap not in 1953, but 1963. UTC purchased 3 TID tugs in the early 1950s and named them in the company fashion as Yeoman, Fenman and Bowman. These 3 were rebuilt with modified bows, a rounded stern and larger diameter funnels. They later bought another TID which kept its existing name of Tidspur, and other than the funnel being repainted in UTC colours, it was not altered. All went to Holland for scrapping in April 1963, but at least Yeoman and Fenman escaped the cutting torch at that time, as they were still in existence, (albeit derelict) as late as 1973.
Last edited by Merddin; 22nd December 2017 at 06:33..
Reason: correction of possible ambiguity