Friday, December 21, 2012

Portwey

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)

3 comments:

tapirgal said...

Lovely reflections and nice little tug.

cieldequimper said...

That's one of my favourites lately!

Dina said...

1927 and still going?