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DHB Granville – Past and Present


Iron paddle-steam tug, built in 1876 by Westwood Baillie, London (Yard No ), for Dover Harbour Board.

Technical Data

  • Length: 101.0 ft (overall) (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 10.1 ft
    Depth: 10.4 ft
    Tonnage: 160 gross/4 net/ deadweight
    Engines: 2 x L 2-cyl (31 x 57ins) by J Stewart & Sons Ltd, Blackwall
    Power: kW/70 nHP
    Speed:  10 knots
    Call Sign: HTRW (@ 1930)MDQR (@ 1945))
    LR Number (1945 – 46): 08282
    Reg Number: 68127
    Port of Registry: Dover/UK, Sunderland/UK, Yarmouth/UK


April 1876: Completed as GRANVILLE for Dover Harbour Board

1906: To James Irwing at al, Sunderland

October 1907: To Seaham Harbour Dock Co, Sunderland

February 1924: To Ridley Steam Tug Co Ltd, Newcastle at a cost of £775

October 1930: Chartered to Blyth Tug Co Ltd, Blyth

April 1952: Sold at £1,600 for breaking by BISCO (British Iron & Steel Corp).

All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright.

Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)

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