SCOUNDREL – A brief history

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Built as the RELAY by Philip & Son Ltd., Dartmouth, (Yard No. 1187) (42.7 x 12.8 x 4.8 feet) for Wm. Cory & Son Ltd., London.   She was launched on 4th April 1949 and fully fitted out and ready on the 7th fitted with a 95bhp National type diesel engine.  3 tons bollard pull.  
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In 1970 she was under ownership of Mercantile Lighterage and sold to Thomas W. Hughan & Company Ltd., Greenwich in 1974 and renamed  WESTERHAM


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Greenwich Pier 1980 
Photo: Jonesy

In 1980 she was sold to Thames & Medway Towing Company (R. J. Livett) and renamed SCOUNDREL . She was re-engined at an unknown date with a Gardner 6LX 150bhp from the tug DUKE SHORE.  She was still in service in 1999 being used in the construction of the London Eye but by 2005 spotted laid up at Pipers Wharf,Greenwich.   Her last job in service 


Scoundrel


Seen in service in 1998 & 1999
(top photo by Edward @ shipphotos)

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Above photos taken at Pipers Wharf,Greenwich in 2007 
(top photo – Steve Dexter)

 Pipers Wharf , Greenwich 2009
photo: Edward @ shipphotos
 

In November 2010 she was drydocked for a short spell at Pipers Wharf,Greenwich and some work carried out removing the stern and decking and shot blasting the engine casing.  The restoration work ceased and she was returned back into the water

In February 2013 she was moved round to the opposite side of the drydock where the below photos were taken on 2/2/13 by KenJonBro

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