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NAPIA with a Federal S N Co ship off KGV entrance.
 
 
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Badia [2] taken from the job of the London Mammoth. Photo courtesy Colin Gardner.
 
 
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VINCIA towing damaged tanker Phobos in English Channel during WW2. Photo courtesy Colin Gardner.
 
 
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This photo and T17 and T18 show the concrete base of the new No3 jetty at Coryton being towed from Red Lion Wharf into positioin by Rumania, Napia, Cervia and Contest in November 1950.
 
 
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HMS Belfast being towed for refit. Photo J Tiley.
 
 
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Svitzer Mercia towing Woolwich Ferry John Burns for refit on Humberside. Photo H Russell.
 
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T21-T25 Formidable towing Egton from Hartlepool to Finland. Photos courtesy P Waters.
 
 
 
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SUN XXV towing Parthia to Glasgow. Photo STL colln.
 
 
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DHULIA towing Medway Queen to Isle of Wight. Photo H Russell.
 
 

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The damaged T2 tanker Newhall Hills collided with another vessel off the Goodwin Sands in May 1947. Her bow was blown off by a following explosion. Initially towed to Sheerness by Gondia and Kenia, later into Tilbury Dock and subsequently to Southampton by Empire John, Kenia and Cervia. Photo STL Colln.
 
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The collier Ferranti sinking after collision with American ship.
 
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SUN XXV towing barge ITM Mariner off Folkestone in 1981. Photo T Gregory.
 
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MURIA with Cutty Sark at Falmouth in June 1938. Courtesy Mike Houckham.
 
 
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MURIA with Cutty Sark at Falmouth June 1938. Photo courtesy Mike Houckham.
 
 
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MURIA and other tugs assisting SS Vestard aground on Goodwin Sands February 1934. Photo courtesy Mike Houckham.
 
 
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MURIA  towing Cutty Sark to Thames 1938. Photo courtesy Matt Warne.
 
 
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Pamir with Tanga and Kenia
 
 
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Pommern with a Gravesend United tug. Photo courtesy K Hayden.
 
 
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Pasagua beched off Dover following collision. Photo courtesy K Hayden.
 
 
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RUMANIA [2] with s/v Prompt.
 
 
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SUN XVI and SUN XVII with the steamer Baron Douglas which had collided with the Korenica off Hastings in 1952. Photo courtesy M Wemban.
 
 
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Sun XVI and SUN XVII towing Baron Douglas in Sea  Reach. Photo courtesy M Wemban.
 
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DHULIA escorting the collision damaged Bencomo to Gothenburg 1964. Photop STL colln.
 

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SVITZER MERCIA towing a Woolwich Ferry to Humberside for refit. Photo H Russell.
 
 
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Towing a redundant Train Ferry for scrapping.
 
 
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AVENGER in a force 10 storm. Photo Nolly Harvey.
 
 
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SUN XXVII towing barge GW135 Southampton to The Orkneys. Photo R Cox.
 
 
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AVENGER dispersing oil from Helen Ivankoff off Gt. Yarmouth. Photo R Cox.
 
 
 
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Assisting a submarine. Photo M Toms.
 
 
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27-1-1954 Monte Urquola broadside on to London Bridge after touching the ground when leaving New Fresh Wharf.  It took the combined efforts of Tanga, Java, Kenia, Crested Cock, Sunbird, Sunfish and Sun V to tow her clear.
 
 
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SUN ESSEX towing barge GW224 in the River Shannon in 1978. Photo T Gregory.
 
 
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SUNBIRD and SUNSHINE moving Westminster Pier in Greenland Dock 4-1955. Photo M Wemban colln.
 
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