Friday, December 21, 2012


Steam Tug Portwey, South Quay, West India Docks, London
Steam Tug Portwey (built 1927)
South Quay, West India Docks
London, October 2009

“A fine example of a small steam coastal and river tug, the twin screw, coal-fired Portwey was ordered from Harland & Wolff, Govan, in October 1926 for barge and collier towing duties with the Portland & Weymouth Coaling Co. at Weymouth. Her enginers were built by W. & D. Henderson, Glasgow, and she was launched on 10 August 1927 and completed on 28 April 1928.”
(Portwey, National Historic Ships UK)


tapirgal said...

Lovely reflections and nice little tug.

cieldequimper said...

That's one of my favourites lately!

Dina said...

1927 and still going?