Category:IMO 5067534

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  • Built by Alexander Hall and Co. Ltd., Aberdeen. YN709.
  • Steel Screw Tug.
  • Length 105.2 Ft
  • B 27.1 Ft
  • D 11.7 Ft
  • 233 Grt.
  • 900ihp 3 Cyl TE oil fired steam engine by builder.
  • Official No.180997.
  • Call sign GDPM.


  • 21-1-1946 Launched as EMPIRE RAYMOND for Ministry of War Transport. Foremost class.
  • 30-4-1946 completed and handed over to Townsend Bros. Ferries Ltd. for onward delivery.
  • 12-1946 Sold to William Watkins Ltd. for £36,000,
  • 1947 renamed CERVIA
  • 1-2-1950 Transferred to Ship Towage [London) Ltd.
  • 26-10-1954 Capsized and sank whilst assisting P & 0 liner Arcadia at Tilbury. The Skipper and four crew were drowned.
  • 28-10-1954 Raised and towed to Ramsgate for repairs.
  • 27-1-1969 Transferred to London Tugs Limited.
  • 1971 Sold for preservation at Medway Maritime Museum.
  • 1973 returned to towing with International Towing Ltd., UK/Europe coastal towage and North Sea oil rig moves. Last in service as port tug at Ramsgate.
  • July 1985 loaned to East Kent Maritime Trust's Ramsgate Maritime Museum, for preservation.
  • Look up "IMO 5067534"


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