W.E White & Sons Fleet

With the help of Dave Waller , here is an attempt to compile a complete fleet list of tugs operated by W.E White & Sons and a photo of each If you do know of any which are missing please feel free to comment and I will update the list below ALFRED II Operated by…

Brief history: The demise of Gaselee & Knight

By 1965 the Gaselee fleet (apart from the launch tugs) was down to six tugs , these were: TAYRA (broken up 1968) ABOMA (broken up 1968) GNAT (sold off the Thames 1968, broken up early 70s) MAMBA (broken up 1974) AGAMA (broken up 1970) NAJA (broken up 1973) Now J.P Knight (London) Ltd was like…

SS Robin planning application – East India Dock

The proposal seeks to relocate the historic vessel SS Robin from its current location in the Royal Victoria Docks (London Borough of Newham) to the East India Dock Basin where it would occupy an elevated position on the east side of the Lockentrance beside the River Thames, within the Lee Valley Regional Park. The SS…

Cory acquire Gravesend slipway

Cory Riverside Energy (“Cory”) announces that it has acquired Thames Ship Repair Service, an established shipping maintenance company and its slipway in Gravesend, Kent. With this acquisition Cory will take in-house the ability to maintain its fleet of barges and tugs, as well as continuing the provision of third party services, which realised revenues of…

Cody Dock – Corlea and River Princess

Two vessels that can be found at Cody Dock on the River Lea are River Princess and the ex Thames tug Corlea.      Cody Dock is run by a charity Gasworks Docks Partnerships and they plan to bring the old dock back to use and life with the following: Visitor centre & café Exhibition…

Second push tug for S.Walsh

S.Walsh have purchased the push tug NORTHTRANS DB from Rotterdam, Holland and will be renaming the vessel SWS NORFOLK upon its arrival in early January. The vessel built in 1971 is 17m x 8m with a 1.8m draught and top speed of 10knots      

TENNAHERDHYA sold to Thames owners

The 1966 former BARGARTH of Cory Towage renamed in 2009 to TENNAHERDHYA is to soon be arriving on the Thames next month.    New owners T.T.M.S (Brian Allen) have purchased the tug and plan to keep her in her black and white livery with changes to the funnel livery with new logos etc. You can read…