Photo Steve Kelley
 The Kawara which at the time was the tower bridge tug, the two on deck are Lenny Hart (skipper) and Horry Kidd  (engineer) I was the  boy. I think around 1967. Horrys daughter is the first message in around the stove in 2010.- Steve Kelley
Hi I have come across some photos of the Cemenco and crew. One of the crew is Malcolm Fish and we grew up together although going in differant directions. He ended up skipper and i think thats his position in the photos. -  Steve Kelley
All photos in above section courtesy Steve Kelley

Crew of TUDOROSE in 1949. Skipper John 'Jack' Painter at front. Photo J Painter colln.

5-11-2010;- Hi, the men on the deck are back row, harry lane my father, myself george lane,the other was the 2nd engineer,
the three men sitting on the deck were alf
taylor, harry ricketts, and jack painter. we were the 5
lightermen that worked with the tug.If you look carefully you can just see the head of the captain, john miles.
At the time I was the youngest member of the crew at 19.
                               regards george lane 


Jim Carder, Skipper of Gaselee's Naja in the 1930's.


Sam Weller in engine room of Fossa 1962. Photo © J Weller colln.

Dick Bradshaw in engine room of Fossa 1962. Photo © J Weller colln.
Skipper Claude Finch and guests aboard Fossa.
Unknown, unknown. Engineer Sam Weller, Skipper Claude Finch, unknown.
If anyone can name any of the unknowns please contact this site. Photo © J Weller colln.
Sam Weller. Photo © J Weller colln.
Lady guest aboard at Gravesend obviously following take-over of the Gaselee ship towing tugs by Ship Towage Ltd. Photo © J Weller colln.

Unknown faces aboard, presumably, a Gaselee tug in 1938. Any identities appreciated. Photo © J Weller colln.



A series of pics of Charrington lighterage crews kindly sent by Bob Sheridan. Any info on crew names or location of the pics would be gratefully received.


The chap on the fore deck is Bob Wickets mate, and the chap on the right in the wheel house is George Reynolds the skipper. It was his son John who did the follow up of Hundred years of towing. Building in background is UpperGlobe Wharf,Bermondsey Street. - Robin, ex CGL Lighterage.


Below are a  couple of great old atmospheric photos kindly sent in by Rob Porter and showing his grandfather Henry James Porter. I know this is a very long shot but if anyone can identify any other members of the crews please get in touch.

The crew of the Union Lighterage tug Broncho in about 1926. Henry James Porter is on the right.

Photo courtesy of Rob Porter.
Henry James Porter, seated on the right of the centre row, with the crew of Hopper No 8. Photo believed taken  in about 1900 and courtesy of Rob Porter.

MT Boa waiting for ManorwayBridge to swing about 1968/9. Me trying to stop two Mercantile dock hands from knocking water carrier out of my hands. Derek Brennan.