Hi..My Dad Leslie Foreman worked for London Rochester/Crescent Shipping and was on the Pudge for about 6 months as far as I know do you remember him.This post brings back some old memories for me.
I used to work for Crescent Shipping at Strood, Rochester Kent, back in about 1969?. I was just a 16 yr old costing clerk in the shipyard office, but I knew all the boats names, and numbers, back then. I recall that many ended in "ence", but my memory is failing me now.
Ambience, Blatence, Cadence, Dominence & Eloquence started the alphabet...
Some of the older London & Rochester Trading Company barges are listed at: http://www.thamesbarge.org.uk/barges/Willmott/owners/FWlrtc.html
The Pudge built 1922 by London & Rochester Trading company
There is a picture of "The Cabby" a 1928 barge, in the livery of Crescent Shipping at http://bargetrust.org/active_barges.html
I am trying to remember the name of the one we launched while I was there, but all I can recall is that the bottle didn't break when it should have done!