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PILOT

PILOT tunnel tug, c 1910

()BW192/3/2/2/12/8/14)

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Craft

Fleet No

Built at

Hull

Cost

Type

PILOT

 

 Renny, 1871

 Iron, 51 6 x 7 0 x 4 3

 

Tug

Owners

Address

Source for

First Date

Grand Junction Canal Co

 

A Flack

1871

Steamer Registrations

Owner

Place

PH No

As

Date Inspected

Date Registered

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steamer Gaugings

Owner

Place

Gauging Number

Notes

Date

 

 

 

 

 

Boiler

Davy Paxman & Co, Colchester, loco type 90 psi, 2 Ramsbottom loaded safety v/vs, 2 sets of water gauges, 1 Bourdon water pressure gauge.

Ruston Proctor (new)

 

A Flack

 

 

21.11.1879

 

Engine

10 hp Elliott, City Road Basin 

A Flack 

 1871

Steamer History

Took up towing duties at Blisworth and Braunston

Appearance similar to sister tug Spider qv

 

 

1871

 

Fate

Scrapped

Date

1915 or 1919 (?)

 

Pilot No 2 at the north end of Blisworth Tunnel

 (Source unrecorded)

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Craft

Fleet No

Built at

Hull

Cost

Type

PILOT No 2

 

Costins of Berkhamstead

Wood, 52 x 69 x 41

 

 

Tug

Owners

Address

Source for

First Date

Grand Junction Canal Co

 

 

1910 (1897 Boiler)

Steamer Registrations

Owner

Place

PH No

As

Date Inspected

Date Registered

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steamer Gaugings

Owner

Place

Gauging Number

Notes

Date

 

 

 

 

 

Boiler

 Davey Paxman & Co, Colchester 1897,   Empire safety valves, 2 sets of water gauge fittings with protectors, 1 Bourdon steam pressur gauge, Boiler stayed for high pressure. ( A Flack)

1897 

Engine

 G Davies, Abingdon, Berks (A Flack)

 

Steamer History

Ceased operations at tunnels

Seen during 1941-3 at Bulborne

 

30.9.1936

Fate

Sunk outside Tring pumping station

Date

 

 

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