Saturday, 1 January 2011

Preserved 'tosher tug' Fearnought

Also in care of the South Eastern Tug Society is the 'tosher tug' Fearnought also seen on 30 July 2009.

A SETS member keeps on top of Fearnought's paintwork.

'Tosher tugs' had a shallow draught and low air draught enabling it to venture far up the creeks and canals of the Thames and also to pass under unopened swing or bascule bridges in the dock system. Bulwarks had a pronounced 'tumble-home', especially at the stern, to minimize damage from the swim headed lighters.

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