I think you`ll find the Thomas was originally the C-10 based in Pompy Dockyard from 1937 to 1963 and renamed the
Destiny in 1963 , she was built by Cochrane and Sons , Selby and had a Polar Atlas 6 cyl 450 bhp direct drive air start
diesel ( which was an absolute female dog when manoeuvering ) She was sold to H.G.Pounds and then to Husbands
Shipyard at Southampton renamed Affluence -- 1988 was owened by the Star Tug and Marine, Shepperton who intended
to use her for film work -- 1991 sold refitted and renamed Thomas the surname of a Swansea Buisnessman.At some stage
she was also called the Influence when tied up in the Fowey estuary in 1989.
Length 80ft beam 25.25 ft GRT 89 tons Speed 10 knots.
I first went aboard her in 1944 at the ripe old age of 6 during the War and hers was the first Diesel engine I ever started.