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Anyone out there with a knowledge of Preston tugs and their operations.
I am curious: how far down the river did they go?

Has anyone got any photos of them working with the ex Landing Craft RoRos or the Bardic Ferry class

Good to hear from you .

Thanks, MervR
 

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Anyone out there with a knowledge of Preston tugs and their operations.
I am curious: how far down the river did they go?

Has anyone got any photos of them working with the ex Landing Craft RoRos or the Bardic Ferry class

Good to hear from you .

Thanks, MervR
I know nothing of the tugs but do know preston docks is a marina the lock gates are still operational leading down the river sorry I can't be any more helpful tony
 

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Preston dock tugs as far as I am aware usually only went as far as Bull Nose to guide ships into first set of locks but possibly they would escort vessels further out towards Lytham but I doubt if the went further than the Nelson Buoy at end of Estuary, incidently one of the Nelson Buoy lightvessels is now mounted as a gate keeper exhibit opposite the old Dock Offices on Watery Lane.
 

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Thanks, Niggle.
The Nelson Buoy was pretty close to the locks??

I am writing a history of Leith built tugs, three of which served Preston in 1950s-70s[ I am just trying to get a handle on their operations.

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MervR
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