Berty 1914 - Dockyard Tug

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Woody
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Berty 1914 - Dockyard Tug

Post by Woody » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:31 pm

Berty
Dockyard Tug
Has also been recorded as Bertie. One of four sisters with Bunty, Finlay and Perky
Built by Scotts Bowling, Yard No 248, in 1914 as a tug for Robert H Mungall, Hull. Fate not known
73grt
75.3ft x 17.1ft x 7.8ft
Engines by Gauldie Gillespie & Co
Steam, C2cy, 55nhp, 250ihp, giving 9.5 knots

26/9/1914 requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Dockyard Tug
30/3/1920 Returned
1921 to United Towing Co Ltd, Hull
1923 to Edward Hall & Co (Cardiff) Ltd, Cardiff
1923 query Portugal

For image and comments of her sister Finlay see:
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Jim Anderson
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Re: Berty 1914 - Dockyard Tug

Post by Jim Anderson » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:41 am

official number 136193
1923 "Activo" Rau & Santos, Lisbon, Portugal

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Woody
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Re: Berty 1914 - Dockyard Tug

Post by Woody » Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:34 pm

Hi Jim
Does this mean she was renamed Activo?
Cheers Woody

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Bill Harvey
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Re: Berty 1914 - Dockyard Tug

Post by Bill Harvey » Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:38 am

Four sisters by Scotts
245 - BUNTY
246 - FINLAY
247 - PINKY - completed as SKEEF
248 - BERTY

BERTY
O.N. 136193. 73g. 0n. 75.1 x 17.1 x 7.8 feet.
C.2-cyl. (13” & 28” x 18”) engine by Gauldie, Gillespie & Company, Glasgow. 55nhp. 250ihp.
6.1914: Completed by Scott & Sons, Bowling (Yard No. 248) for R. H. Mungall, Hessle.
24.7.1914: Sold to the Premier Tug Company Ltd., (William H. Miller, manager), Hull.
26.9.1914 until 30.3.1920: Hired by the Admiralty.
30.4.1921: Purchased by the United Towing Company Ltd., Hull.
20.4.1923: Sold to Edward Hall & Company (Cardiff) Ltd., Cardiff.
5.1923: Sold to Rau and Santos, Lisbon and renamed ACTIVO.
No further details located

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