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Title: Information on an old Steam Tug from 1910 wanted.
Post by: barryfoote on January 27, 2008, 01:03:54 PM
As many of you are aware I am currently building The Lady T, a twin srew steamer. My knowledge of Tugs of any period is just about nil and I cannot find out anything about her, even if she ever existed or is simply a type of Tug from that period.

Has anybody any ideas as I do want to be as accurate as my limited skills will allow??

Barry
Title: Re: Information on an old Steam Tug from 1910 wanted.
Post by: Peterm on January 27, 2008, 01:32:03 PM
Barry, I have had a good search through my copy of `British Steam Tugs` byP.N.Thomas.   There are plenty of `Lady` tugs but no mention of Lady T.   Pete M
Title: Re: Information on an old Steam Tug from 1910 wanted.
Post by: riggers24 on January 27, 2008, 03:01:12 PM
Barry,

This is a similar tug that was based in the North East of England.

Hope it helps
Title: Re: Information on an old Steam Tug from 1910 wanted.
Post by: barryfoote on January 27, 2008, 03:14:43 PM
Barry, I have had a good search through my copy of `British Steam Tugs` byP.N.Thomas.   There are plenty of `Lady` tugs but no mention of Lady T.   Pete M

Thanks. I have just been looking at that book on Amazon with a view to it helping me with the build. Do you think it will help with detail?

Barry
Title: Re: Information on an old Steam Tug from 1910 wanted.
Post by: barryfoote on January 27, 2008, 03:15:52 PM
Barry,

This is a similar tug that was based in the North East of England.

Hope it helps

Hi Riggers,

That Waysider looks very close indeed to mine. Do you have any more pics or details about her?

Barry
Title: Re: Information on an old Steam Tug from 1910 wanted.
Post by: riggers24 on January 27, 2008, 07:26:19 PM
The Waysider was a Lawson Batey tug, I bought the photo of eBay I think in a job lot and I am looking to find out more about the company but other things got in the way.

Marc
Title: Re: Information on an old Steam Tug from 1910 wanted.
Post by: barryfoote on January 27, 2008, 09:30:46 PM
The Waysider was a Lawson Batey tug, I bought the photo of eBay I think in a job lot and I am looking to find out more about the company but other things got in the way.

Marc
Marc,

There is lots on the net about Lawson-Batey but I can't fine the Waysider anywhere linked to that company....Sorry....
Title: Re: Information on an old Steam Tug from 1910 wanted.
Post by: Peterm on January 28, 2008, 08:02:51 PM
Barry, there are loads of pictures and drawings as well as historical facts, but I am not so sure that they would be of any help in your particular area.   pete M
Title: Re: Information on an old Steam Tug from 1910 wanted.
Post by: barryfoote on January 29, 2008, 07:34:51 AM
Thanks Pererm,

I have found out that she was one of a number built on the Tynne between 1895 to 1898. The only other thing known is that she was used between the West of Ireland and North West England and was thought to be lost in the Irish sea while pulling barges around the time of the 1st World War.
Title: Re: Information on an old Steam Tug from 1910 wanted.
Post by: Dave Buckingham on January 29, 2008, 07:55:23 AM
Hi Barry
I have just completed a Mountfleet River Queen and a Graupner Saturn (This week) both small tugs of the 1910 era.

Nothing special to know apart from the Kit instructions and remember they were hard worked machines and it shows.

Additions not supplied are Tow ropes,Mooring ropes and heaving lines.

In those days Port and Stbd Nav light boxes were red and green not black like modern ones

I will bring Photos to Estapona on the 24th

Dave
Title: Re: Information on an old Steam Tug from 1910 wanted.
Post by: barryfoote on January 29, 2008, 11:59:26 AM
Hi Barry
I have just completed a Mountfleet River Queen and a Graupner Saturn (This week) both small tugs of the 1910 era.

Nothing special to know apart from the Kit instructions and remember they were hard worked machines and it shows.

Additions not supplied are Tow ropes,Mooring ropes and heaving lines.

In those days Port and Stbd Nav light boxes were red and green not black like modern ones

I will bring Photos to Estapona on the 24th

Dave
Cheers Dave,

Looking forward to it. I will bring along my Talacre and Lady T part built.

Barry