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Name: ELECTRIC
Launched: 15/11/1883
Completed: 1884
Builder: Maxwell & Co, South Shields
Yard Number: 40
Dimensions: 68grt, 0nrt, 84.5 x 17.4 x 9.2ft
Engines: SL1cyl, 30nhp
Engines By: Hepple & Co
Propulsion: Paddle
Construction: Wood
Reg Number: 87368
History:
1884 Robert Thompson et al, Sunderland; registered at Sunderland
1899 Thomas Hutchinson et al, Sunderland
1903 George Anderson, North Shields
1911 Matthew Kirton, Newburn on Tyne
1916 Nicholson Steam Tug & Salvage Co Ltd, Leith
1919 Leith Salvage & Towage Co Ltd, Leith; registered at Leith
1920 William Robson & William Cross, Newcastle
1927 Broken up
Comments: Thanks to David Asprey for the above details


Above: Paddle tugs ELECTRIC (left) and EARL OF DUMFRIES (right)

Above photos courtesy of Eddie Frost