St DENYS was built on the Clyde in 1929 as the NORTHGATE SCOT for the Falmouth Towage Co and worked as a harbour tug in the port, until she was replaced by a diesel vessel. In 1982, she was bought by the Falmouth Maritime Museum and kept at Customs House Quay as a visitor attraction. She was also renowned for having unusual (Caprotti) valve gear, which was also used on some locomotives. She was sold in 1992 and can now be visited in Douarnenez in Brittany where I visited last week.
Friday, 14 July 2017
Wednesday, 31 May 2017
Sunday, 21 May 2017
Friday, 19 May 2017
Monday, 24 April 2017
Here's a selection of pictures from tugs seen around Falmouth last week. Quite surreal seeing so many ex Cardiff tugs in one place again!
A&P's port tugs (Ankorva, Percuil and St Piran)
St Piran (ex Hallgarth)
Tennaherdhya, formerly Bargarth.
New Ross & Sarah Grey
Thursday, 20 April 2017
Penzance Harbour looking a lot less cluttered these days with a mix of pleasure and commercial craft
MTS Terramare, a recent addition to MTS's fleet seen demobilising equipment from a Falmouth Divers project in the Isles of Scilly.
Preperations continue on 'Mali Rose' which will replace Gry Maritha on the Isles of Scilly freight route.
Alongside Mali Rose is the former Swedish Ice Breaker/Rescue vessel Vega. The vessel has been in Penzance for well over 10 years as the project appears to be stalled.
How Vega may look oneday . . .