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>> Home > Forum > Boat Specific Chit Chat! > Help to indentify this tug please
Help to indentify this tug please
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al2612
(Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 8
30th Jan 2019 19:45  
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Was looking for a new project and came upon this pic of what looks possibly to be a WW2 Tid Tug - Armed ? No expert on web searching but seem to draw blanks as only I.D is the nameplate EMP.PAUL. Any sort of help gratefully received. Tx


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GaryLC
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Forum Posts: 28
30th Jan 2019 22:57  
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Hi al2612, and rather a pity that folks on here don't have proper names. Anyway, besides that try googling mountfleet models and mobile marine who have a reasonable range of tugs. It has to be an Empire tug, WW2 ish, have a crack at googling Empire Paul Tug. Regards, Gary.


Gary Steam Marine, the only way to go.
al2612
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Forum Posts: 8
30th Jan 2019 23:11  
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Gary - have now got some details it would seem the description for the pic on the IWM website is incorrect as it describes it as a Tid tug - hence my searches were revealing nothing also now EMP makes sense - will start looking for suitable drawings plans etc - Tx Alan

GaryLC
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Forum Posts: 28
30th Jan 2019 23:15  
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Hi, I have just googled this and found a fair bit of info and photos, she has had her name changed many times, plus engines and super-structure. She was built on the Tyne in 1944, Newcastle area, and was broken up in 1992 in Ontario Canada. The photos are definitely worth a good coat of looking at. Regards, Gary.


Gary Steam Marine, the only way to go.
DodgyGeezer
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Forum Posts: 106
31st Jan 2019 13:19  
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".....
Hi al2612, and rather a pity that folks on here don't have proper names......"

When you see what occasionally happens to people who put their real names, or any other identification data, on the internet you can see why many people do not.

https://metro.co.uk/2019/01/26/man-interrogated-police-likin...

Ron
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 193
31st Jan 2019 14:38  
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http://www.tynetugs.co.uk/empirepaul1944.html

Great photos and history of the tug.

marky
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 290
31st Jan 2019 17:48  
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Brilliant informative site👏