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ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY TWO YEARS OF TOWING HISTORY IN PEACE AND WAR ON LONDON RIVER
 

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The tug has got the tow-line and will take us to the downs,
her paddles churn the sea-wrack and all the filth of towns:
John Masefield 1902
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
My sincere thanks go particularly to the following.
All those whose names appear on the Mess Room and Guestbook pages and under the photographs. David Asprey, David Waller, Barney Hunt, Alan Hughes Piet van Damme and all the other Tugtalkers who have tolerated my picking of their collective and individual brains and have provided or confirmed manyof the vessel details. David Brown of Svitzer UK ltd., for his tremendous contribution regarding the Dunkirk logs. Colin Gardner for allowing the use of his fathers diary regarding the Downs Patrol. Nolly Harvey and Harold Russell for the amount of material they have contributed. Len Williams for supplying all the text and pics in the section concerning his Grandfather, Lt. J. L. Williams, RNVR. Kevin Haydon for his history of Gravesend United Towing Co and other items. For details scoured from their individual books, Frank Bowen, John Reynolds, Tim Nicholson, Bill Harvey, Phil Thomas, John Proud and other authors who did and still do take on the huge task of putting their research into book form. On line resources including Census returns, Times newspaper archives, London Gazette, and the webmasters of a host of other maritime based sites. And finally to all those who may have sent me perhaps one short email which may not have appeared on site but which maybe was the final piece of a jigsaw or started off a new avenue of research. I humbly thank you all.
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