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On 17th November 1992 the Australian based Howard Smith group made a £52 million offer for the Alexandra Towing Group of companies. This was accepted and ATCL became Howard Smith [UK] Limited on the 1st March 1993.
 
The fleet transferred to the new ownership comprised:-
 
ADEPT: AGILE: AVENGER: BURMA: DHULIA: EGERTON: HENDON: SUN ANGLIA: SUN ESSEX: SUN KENT: SUN LONDON: SUN MERCIA: SUN SURREY: SUN SUSSEX: SUN SWALE: SUN THAMES: SUN XXV: SUN XXVI: SUN XXVII:
 
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COBHAM
 

Built 1984 by McTay Marine Ltd., Bromborough. YN53.  L30.10m. B9.2m. D2.6M 287grt.  2675bhp 2 x Ruston 6RKCM diesel engines. 2 x Voith units. BP 29tons. Acquired 2000. Disposed. ON702607. Callsign MDKC3.

17-4-1984 Launched. 7-1984 Delivered to Dover Harbour Board, named Dextrous. 30-5-2000 Acquired by Howard Smith Towage Ltd., London, renamed Cobham. 6-8-2001 Owners Adsteam UK ltd., Hull. 2001 Transferred to Gravesend fleet. 4-2007 Owners Svitzer UK Ltd. 5-2007 Transferred to Humber Tugs Ltd., Hull, renamed HT Cutlass. 23-7-2013 Loaded aboard HHL Venice at Avonmouth. Transferred to Svitzer Americas for onward lease to Zulia Towing and Barge Co., Venezuela.
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SHORNE
 

Built 1984 by McTay Marine Ltd., Bromborough. YN52.  L30.10m. B9.2m. D2.6M 287grt. 2675bhp 2 x Ruston 6RKCM diesel engines. 2 x Voith units. BP 29tons. Acquired 2000. Disposed. ON702608. Callsign GDRQ.
 
17-4-1984 launched. 6-1984 Delivered to Dover harbour Board, named Deft. 30-5-2000 Acquired by Howard Smith Towage Ltd., London, renamed Shorne. 8-6-2001 Owners Adsteam UK Ltd. 2006 Transferred to Humber Tugs Ltd., Hull, renamed HT Scimitar. 23-7-2013 Loaded aboard HHL Venice at Avonmouth. Transferred to Svitzer Americas for onward lease to Zulia Towing and Barge Co., Venezuela.

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