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Old 12th July 2008, 20:48
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Crinan Basin, Argyll - Tug ID, please

This little vessel, displaying the name Duke of Normandy II, has been in Crinan Basin for some years now. From her appearance she was once a tug. Can anybody tell me anything of the history of this little ship?

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Old 15th July 2008, 11:20
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After a Google search found there is actually some details on Ship Nostalgia
https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?t=12365 or search SN using Duke of Normandy
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Old 15th July 2008, 20:18
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Duke of Normandy II

Thanks, David, for your information. Her status vis a vis ownership etc seems to be uncertain. I have the 1994 BBC series of "Para Handy" on tape, and I think she has a starring role in one episode as the French vessel "Dolores" which the "Vital Spark" rams in thick fog. Personally, I have never seen her anywhere but in Crinan basin.

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Old 16th July 2008, 22:38
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This little vessel, displaying the name Duke of Normandy II, has been in Crinan Basin for some years now. From her appearance she was once a tug. Can anybody tell me anything of the history of this little ship?

Thank you,
Dave
I think she used to be owned by the same man who owns the Vic 32 - similar to Vital Spark. If you log-on to the Clyde Puffers website I'm sure someone can give yu everything you want to know.

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Old 23rd September 2008, 01:13
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Yes, it is owned by Nick Walker - I had the pleasure of sailing with him on the VIC 32 recently
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Old 3rd October 2008, 19:47
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duke of normandy used to tow small barges around the clyde from arrochar they also had another small tug the panther? I used to get a cuppa from the lads whenever in Rothesay mid late 70s
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