Minute 16946 Mr Webb
informed the Committee that he was arranging to put a compound expansion
engine in one of the steel boats he was building at Crewe
Reported that a Boat was being built at Crewe
and provided with steam power which would be available as a tug boat and as
an inspection packet. It was ordered to be named the Luna.
Minute 17799 The
trial of a new propeller on the Luna was reported and experiments were
ordered to be made with her acting as a Tug
Minute 18044 Mr Chambers reported thet the Tug Luna
had commenced working between Ellesmere Port and Wolverhampton,
but it was not yet known with what results.
Mr Jebb and Mr Chambers to watch the effectsof the Screw on the
Minute 24965 Disposal of
3 canal tugs…Authority was given for the disposal, if suitable
offers can be obtained of the Canal Tugs Dagmar, Dreadnought and Luna,
which are not now required in connection with the working of the traffic
between Chester and Ellesmere Port
Minute 25638 Sale of Canal Tugs.
Reported that the tugs Dagmar and Dreadnought had been sold to Messrs R
Abels and Sons, for the sum of £85 each. As the best offer obtained for the
Luna was only £75 it had been decided to put the engine and boiler in stock
and cut up the hull