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Re: John King tug build
« Reply #25 on: August 14, 2010, 08:20:02 PM »

Hi Ken,

She has a 'little sister' called Volunteer. Built in 1934 she survives and the plan is to return her home to Bristol for restoration to near original form will commence. She is privately owned by a friend of mine . . . I'm on her next weekend at her current location in the North West. She has had to undergo a lot of work to get her capable of coming home - not far off another great britain job!  Oneday she will head up the Avon . . . . oneday {-)

Not sure if plans of her still exist - let me know if you find any!

Her claim to fame . . . . the first diesel tug to work in the Bristol Channel.

See - http://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/ships_register.php?action=ship&id=2097

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Chris

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Re: John King tug build
« Reply #26 on: August 15, 2010, 11:29:38 AM »


Hi Chis,

Didn't get a chance to go over as Migraine took over. Will be contacting the Bristol Project in person soon to acquire the drawing of 'John King'. I will ask about the 'Volunteer' when I'm there, although it looks a simple construction and worth a scratch attempt.

Ken


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Re: John King tug build
« Reply #27 on: August 15, 2010, 11:55:38 AM »







HI ALL LAUNCH WENT WELL HAPPY AS LARRY. O0
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Re: John King tug build
« Reply #28 on: August 15, 2010, 12:09:19 PM »

hi Cris looking  at   your pi cs of the volenter ,....... hull as the same lines as the jk ,..... i will have go at amock up on the PC ...Larry O0
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Re: John King tug build
« Reply #29 on: August 16, 2010, 08:15:57 AM »

Hi Larry,

She is a little smaller than thew JK but hull lines pretty much the same. This shot shows her alongside the John King when both tugs were with Ashmead's.

http://sharpnessshipping.fotopic.net/p56722635.html


See also for history/info -

http://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/ships_register.php?action=ship&id=2097

http://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/ships_register.php?action=ship&id=1003


And for a good picture here - http://www.pbase.com/pgalena/image/106075185
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Re: John King tug build
« Reply #30 on: August 16, 2010, 11:17:20 AM »

hi Cris thank you for web pages lots of future builds there great pictures of bristol docks it looked that way when i came to live in this area ,....shame its all gone now / ... cheers Larry O0
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Re: John King tug build
« Reply #31 on: December 30, 2017, 10:25:00 PM »

Hi Larry. I have only just seen your post about the John King tug. I built this  approx 10 years ago and is regularly sailed in Cornwall. I lived in Bristol when I built this and unbeknown to me my father in law was the senior engineer on her. I had the pleasure on going down the docks in her before I moved. I also have some history on the tug. I would love to make contact and exchange information.   Regards,. Pete.
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Re: John King tug build
« Reply #32 on: December 30, 2017, 11:11:14 PM »

Hi
Do you realise that this thread was last posted on in 2010?
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Re: John King tug build
« Reply #33 on: December 31, 2017, 10:13:50 AM »


I have to report that sadly Larry has passed away.

I never got around to making this tug.

ken
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