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ANSLOW

ANSLOW at Blisworth Tunnel

(BW192/3/1/28/25)

ANSLOW

(Martin Engewicht)

ANSLOW having just fired up at Blisworth in the 1920's

(Thomas Milner)

 

Craft

Fleet No

Built at

Hull

Cost

Type

ANSLOW

 

Bushell Bros, Tring

Wood  49 x 611

x 45

 

Tunnel Tug

Owners

Address

Source for

First Date

Grand Junction Canal Co

 

Built

1922

Steamer Registrations

Owner

Place

PH No

As

Date Inspected

Date Registered

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Owner

Place

Gauging Number

Notes

Date

 

 

 

 

 

Boiler

 

 

Engine

 

 

Steamer History

Named after Tonman Mosley 1894-1928 (later Lord Anslow)  Became director of GJCCCo in 1914.  Created the first Baron Anslow in 1916

Engine and boiler fitted at Bulbourne and returned to Bushells for completion

Ceased operation through tunnels

Seen at Bulborne (AB)

Last seen under steam in Berkhamstead [AB].  Kept at Marsworth

 

 


30.9.1936

1937

1943

Fate

 

Date

 

Millner Notes  
28.8.1940 To overhaul steam tugs HASTY, DE SALIS and ANSLOW at estimated 400 for ice breaking and to reduce extent of horse hire; hull of fourth steam tug PILOT not worth repairing - boat is 31 years old and engine 45 years old, to be scrapped and engine sold.
   

Note from Charles Hadlow:  The last tugs in use were of timber construction, built by Bushell Brothers of Tring.  They were 49 feet long, 6 feet 11 inches wide and 4 feet 5 inches deep and were called ANSLOW, DE SALIS, HASTY and PILOT.  They ceased operations (through the tunnels) on 30 September 1936.