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 FLEET LIST: REMARK - WRENSTONE

Page last updated 23-8-2010

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REMARK

 
Photo B Hunt colln

Built 1916 by Crabtree & Co Ltd.,  Great Yarmouth. YN 162. L71.1’. B18.2’. D8.7’. 250ihp 3cylTE steam engine by builder. ON139151.


1916 Launched for J.G. Hammond Ltd., London, named Bulwark. 1916 Completed for Mercantile Lighterage Co Ltd., London.  1920 Acquired by  Cory Lighterage Ltd.,  London. 1947 Renamed Remark. 1954 Scrapped.
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REMUS

Built 1883 by Thames Ironworks Ltd., Blackwall. L61.6’. B12.4’. D7.4’. 35grt. 275ihp 30nhp 2cyl 15.5"x16" steam engine by T A Young Ltd., London. ON89600.

1883 Delivered to Wm. Cory, Henry James & Others, London. 1919 Sold to Henry Moore, Southend. 1928 Scrapped by T W Ward Ltd., Grays.
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REPULSE

 
Photo courtesy D Castle.

See under Mersina.

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REPUTE

Built 1923 by Cox and Co Ltd., Falmouth. L73.9’. B19.3’. D8.7’. 77grt. 300ihp 2cyl compound steam engine by builder. ON146695.

1923 Delivered to William Cory and Son Ltd., London. 1934 Owners Cory Lighterage Ltd., London. 1959 Scrapped by T W Ward Ltd., Grays.
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REQUEST [1]

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Built 1902 by George Brown & Co Ltd.,  Greenock. YN 9. L71.4’. B17.4’. D8.9’. 70grt. 350ihp 2cyl compound steam engine by Colin Houston and Co Ltd., Glasgow. ON115882.

19-6-1902 Launched. 8-1902 Running trials. 1902 Delivered to Farnham Grimes & John Flower,  London, named Grace. 1913 Owners Flower & Everett Ltd., London. 1914 Sold to The Tilbury Coaling Co Ltd., London. 1938 Acquired by Cory Lighterage Ltd., London. 1947 Renamed Request. 1949 Sold to Alpha Towage Co Ltd.,  Greenwich. 1950 believed scrapped in Belgium.
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REQUEST [2]

See under Merano
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RESERVE

Photog unknown
 
Photo B Hunt colln

Built 1934 by Henry Scarr Ltd., Hessle. L74.7’. B19.3’. D9.6’. 82grt. 530ihp 3cylTE steam engine by Plenty and Son Ltd, Newbury. ON163536.

1934 Delivered to William Cory and Son Ltd., London. 13-2-1964 Arrived at  T W Ward Ltd., Grays, for scrapping.
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RESOLVE


Built 1994 by Cory Environmental Ltd, Charlton. L50’. B16’. D3.6’. 42grt. 250bhp 2x Ford diesel engines. Twin screw.

1994 Delivered to Cory Environmental PLC.,  London. 2006 Still in service
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RESOURCE [1]

Built 1925 by Cochrane and Sons Ltd., Selby. L101’. B20.1’. D10.1’. 89grt. 350ihp 3cylTE steam engine by Plenty and Son Ltd., Newbury. ON148675.

1925 Ordered by  Southern Lighterage Co, London, but completed for Cory, named Southern. 1925 Owners William Cory and Son Ltd., London. 1947 renamed Resource. 13-4-1964 Arrived at  T W Ward Ltd., Grays, for scrapping.
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RESOURCE [2]

 
Photo Alan Chapman

Built 2009 by Damen Shipyards, Hardinxveld. Damen Shoalbuster 2208S. L22.35m. B8.64m. D2.99m. 1200bhp. 2x Caterpillar 3412 diesel engines. Twin screw. BP16.9t.  MMSI 235078638. Callsign2DGB3.

29-10-2009 Launched. Hull built in Poland and towed to Holland for completion. 17-11-2009 Arrived Hardinxveld for completion. 4-6-2010 Handed over to Riverside Resource Recovery Ltd., London.13-6-2010 Departed Vlissingen for Dover.18-6-2010 Departed Dover.19-6-2010 Arrived Charlton.

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RESPITE


Built 1943 by Richard Dunston Ltd., Thorne. YN T436.TID class tug. L65’. B17’. D7.4’. 54grt. 220ihp 2cyl compound steam engine by North Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd., Sunderland. ON169310.


15-7-1943 Launched. 11-9-1943 Completed for MOWT, managers Great Western Railway Co Ltd., named TID3624-2-1944 Req for US Army  service. 10-1944 Transferred to War Office service. 12-7-1945 Laid up. 23-1-1946 Chartered to William Cory & Son Ltd., London.13-9-1946 Sold to Cory Lighterage Co Ltd., London10-12-1946  RenamedRespite. 1955 Sold to W. Fielding., Leeds. 1955 Resold to Gray, Mackenzie & Co Ltd., London for service at Bahrain, renamed Readiness. 1955 Re-engined 300bhp diesel. 27-6-1957 Heavily rebuilt by Globe Construction Co., Southampton and shipped ex Southampton to Bahrein on MV Shahristan. 1968 Sold to unknown owner,  renamed Rony. 1987 Still in existence.
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RETAINER

Photo Pete Bullimore

Built 1979 byRilaco BV,  Krimpen a/d Ijssel. YN2706. Damen Stantug 4 mk4. L82’. B22.6’. D7.8’. 120grt. 2096bhp 2x V12cyl Caterpilar diesel engines. Twin screw. ON388242. IMO 7811563.


1979 Completed by Damen Shipyards, Gorinchem. 1979 Delivered to Ocean Inchcape (Bermuda) Ltd., London, named Oil Retainer. 1979 Service in Angola. 1990 Sold to Cory Environmental PLC., London, renamed Retainer. 6-2012 Sold to D. Miller.

 
Photo Pete Bullimore

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RETORT

 
As BLIGHTY. Photog unknown.

Built 1880 by Thames Ironworks Ltd., Blackwall. Iron. L68.8’. B13.5’. D7.5’. 40grt. 2751hp 36nhp 2cyl 15'5"x16" steam engine by T A Young Ltd., London. ON82842.

1880 Delivered to William Cory, Henry James and others, London. 1882 Owner Henry James, Lambeth, London. 1894 Sold to George W  Looker, Manchester Rd., Poplar. Renamed Primrose.10-11-1916 Sold to  Premier Tug Co Ltd., Hull. 1917 renamed Blighty.14-4-1921 Sold to  United Towing Co Ltd., Hull.1-4-1925 Scrapped. [£100]

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RETRIEVER

See under Grappler [2].
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REVENGE

 
Photo A Hughes colln
 
Assisting PS Waverley through TowerBridge 10-2012. Photo PRB.

Built 1948 by Richard Dunston Ltd., Thorne. L70’. B17.6’. D7.3’. 61grt. 330bhp Crossley two stroke diesel engine. ON182891.


1948 Delivered to Cory Lighterage Ltd., London. 1982 Sold to Lee & Brentford Lighterage Ltd. 19?? Sold to General Marine Ltd., London. 2012 Still in service
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REX

Built 1889 by Samuda Bros, Blackwall. L69'. B14'. D7.6'. 40grt. 225ihp 2cyl compound steam engine by Young and Sons, London. ON96685.

1889 Owner Henry James, Lambeth. 1891 Owner C F Cory-Wright, London. 1896 Owners William Cory & Son Ltd., London. 1913 Sold to Clements Knowling & Co Ltd., London. 1934 Scrapped.
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ROCKET

Built 1900 by G Rennie Ltd., Greenwich. L68.7’. B16.3’. D8’. 54grt. 65nhp 2cyl compound steam engine by Plenty and Son Ltd., Newbury. ON112802.

1900 Delivered to William Cory and Son Ltd., London. 1934 Scrapped.
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ROMULUS

Built 1883 by Thames Ironworks Ltd, Blackwall. Iron. L61.7’. B12.5’. D7.5’. 35grt. 30nhp 2cyl 13"x16" steam engine by T A Young Ltd., London. ON89602.

1883 Delivered to  Henry James Lambeth. 1883 Owners Henry James, Cory Francis Wright & John Cory Havers, Lambeth. 1891 Sold to  Cory Francis Cory-Wright, London. 1899 Sold to  William Cory & Sons Ltd, London. 1907 Sold to WilliamBridge, Wandsworth. 1910 Sold to Henry Burrough, London. 1910 Sold to Charles Lardner, Wapping. 1911 Sold to Richard Waters,  London. 1915 Sold to Alexander W Robertson, London.1-6-1915 Req by Admiralty. 6-3-1916 Returned to owner. 1916 Sold to  Henry Moore, Southend.  1916 Sold to G W Thompson, Hull. 1921 Transferred to  Thompson Towage Co Ltd, Hull.23-10-1926 Sold to  United Towing Co Ltd, Hull. 1927 Scrapped.

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ROTIFER

Built 1883 by Thames Ironworks Ltd., Blackwall.  L68.6’. B14.3’. D7.3’. 48grt. 275ihp 35nhp 2cyl 15.5"x16" steam engine by T A Young Ltd., London. ON89601.

1883 Delivered to Wm. Cory, Henry James & Others, London. 3-1918 Req for Admiralty service. 7-1919 returned to owner. 1919 Sold to Charles Prizeman, London. 1924 Owners Rotifer Towing Ltd, Culling Rd, Rotherhithe. [Henry D Lane manager]. 1938 Scrapped.
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ROYALIST
 
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Built 1893 by G Rennie Ltd., Greenwich. L69’. B16.3’. D8.2’. 57grt. 52nhp 2cyl compound steam engine by John Stewart, London. ON102833.

1894 Delivered to Cory Francis Cory-Wright, London.3-1-1894 Towing lighter onyx both collided with brigantine Collina in Faversham creek. 1896 Owner William Cory & Son Ltd, London. 2-1896 Sea going lighter Diamond [320dwt] under tow, struck and badly damaged centre arch of RochesterBridge, causing 15 tons of ironwork to fall into barge. 1916 Owner Cory Lighterage Ltd,London. 28-12-1931 18.30 Sank following collision with SS American Trader off Albert Dock hoists, Gallions Reach. One member of crew rescued from water by another tug. Eight other men aboard lost. 29-12-1931 Raised and towed in slings to Charlton and beached. Police searched the tug and recovered two bodies from the engine room. 24-1-1932 Body of crew member recovered from river at Rainham, Essex.. 1932 Scrapped
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RUFUS

Built 1911 by G Rennie Ltd., Greenwich. L69’. B16.3’. D8.2’. 63grt. 60nhp 2cyl compound steam engine by Crabtree Ltd., Great Yarmouth. ON132650.

1912 Delivered to William Cory and Son Ltd., London. 1934 Owners Cory Lighterage Ltd., London. 1951 Scrapped.
[Tug fitted with raking gear for gathering coal which had fallen into river during loading operations]
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RULER

 
Photo B Hunt colln

Built 1936  by Charles Hill & Sons Ltd.,  Bristol. YN 252. L74.5’. B19.1’. D10.1’. 82grt. 3cylTE steam engine by Plenty and Son Ltd., Newbury. ON165372.


1936 Delivered to Cory Lighterage Ltd., London. 19?? Transferred to Mercantile Lighterage Co Ltd., London.25-2-1953 RenamedMersina. 1956 Transferred to William Cory & Son Ltd., London, renamed Repulse. 3-4-1964 Arrived at  T W Ward Ltd., Grays, for scrapping.
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SECRET

Built 1868 by J & W Dudgeon, Poplar. Iron screw tug. L58.9’. B12.4’. D6.8’. 31grt. 25nhp steam engine by builder. ON60902.

1868 Delivered to Frederick Palmer, Clapham. 1875 Owner Andrew Walker, Wapping. 30-12-1878 Barge Lena in tow sank following collision with SS Alford off Rotherhithe. 1886 Owners William & Arthur Soundy, London. 1886 Owner Arthur Soundy, London. 1892 Owners Francis & Richard Lambert, London. 1896 Acquired by William Cory and Son Ltd., London. 1916 Owner Cory Lighterage Ltd, London. 1920 Scrapped
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SHANNON

Steam Launch

No details known.

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SHOWERY

Built 1952 by J W Cook Ltd., Wivenhoe. L35.6'. B10'. D3.4'. 11grt. 90bhp Ruston Hornsby diesel engine. ON184640.

1952 Delivered to J W Cook Ltd., London.  1958 Sold to Wm Cory and Son Ltd., London. 1961 Transferred to Mercantile Lighterage Co Ltd., London. 1983 Sold to J Read. 1987 Sold to Hastings Bros Ltd. 199? Sold to Max Couper, Battersea renamed Pablo. 2005 Still in existence.
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SPEEDY

Built 1875 by Hodge, Millwall. L59.3’. B12.8’. D6’. 34grt. 25nhp steam engine by builder. ON73647.

1875 Delivered to Richard Cory, Lambeth, London. 1883 Sold to R. Bridge, Battersea. 19-4-1909 Sank after colliding with Westminster Bridge. 1911[by] Owner shown as Arthur Bridge, Battersea, so presumably salved. No further trace.
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SQUALLY

Built 1946 by J W Cook Ltd., OrchardWharf, Blackwall. L34.3'. B10'. D3.4'. 11grt. 90bhp Ruston Hornsby diesel engine.  ON184454.

1946 Delivered to J W Cook Ltd., London. 1958 Sold to Wm Cory and Son Ltd., London. 1994 Scrapped.
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STAR

Built 1869 atHull. L56' 8". B12'1". D6'9". 29grt. 30nhp steam engine. ON60926.

1869 Delivered to Lambert Bros, London. 1869 Owner Joseph Davis, Wapping. 1873 Owner Gilbert Alder, OldBarge HouseWharf, Blackfriars, London. 11-1896 Acquired by William Cory and Son Ltd., London. 10-1901 Sold to Charles Brammer, Hull. 20-1-1906 Whilst towing schooner Brodrene in strong winds in Humber Roads was over-run by tow and sank, almost cut in two. Mate and Engineer lost.
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STORM KING

Built 1873 Thames Ironworks Ltd.,  Blackwall. L59.8’. B12.3’. D6.3’. 36grt. 25nhp Steam engine. ON68414

1873 Delivered to Richard Cory, Lambeth, London. 1889 Sold.
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STORMY

Built 1916 by Crabtree Ltd.,  Gt. Yarmouth. YN159. L71.2'. B18.2'. D8.9'. 72grt. 40nhp. 300ihp 2cyl compound steam engine by builder. ON139115.

1916 Delivered to J W Cook Ltd., London. 1958 Sold to Wm Cory and Son Ltd., London. 16-10-1961 Arrived at  T W Ward Ltd., Grays, for scrapping.
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SWAN

Built 1860 by Wardell, Shadwell. L56’. B9.8’. D5.1’. 16grt. 20nhp steam engine by builder.  ON104877

Owned by Lambert Bros. Ltd., London. 1896 Acquired by William Cory and Son Ltd., London. 1909 Sold to George Dove, London. 1909 Scrapped.
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SWIFTSTONE

 
Photo Rays colln
 
At Greenwich 10-2012. Photo PRB


Built 1952 by Richard Dunston Ltd., Thorne. YN T847. L80’. B19.6’. D9.6’. 91grt. 670bhp Crossley diesel engine. ON184745.


2-7-1952 Launched. 1952 Delivered to Cory Tank Lighterage Ltd., London. 1968 Reengined Mirrlees Blackstone ERS8 diesel. 1983 Transferred to Cory Waste Management Ltd., London. 1990 Transferred to Cory Environmental Ltd., London. 199? Preserved Swiftstone Trust. 2015 Still in existence.
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THELMA

Workboat

Built 1960. L25.6'. B7.6'. 31bhp Diesel engine.

1963 Acquired by William Cory ltd., Charlton. 1970 Reengined. 1980 Sold to G L Saunders.

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TOUCHSTONE

 
Photog unknown

 Built 1962 by James W. Cook (Wivenhoe) Ltd., Wivenhoe. YN 1231. L73.7’. B18’. 69grt. 528bhp Lister-Blackstone diesel engine. ON304467.

1962 Delivered to Cory Tank Lighterage Ltd., London. 1983 Transferred to Cory Waste Management Ltd., London. 1990 Transferred to Cory Environmental Ltd., London. 1999 Owner  R. Chandler., London. 2009 Still in existence.
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TUGWELL

Built 1862 by Hodge, Millwall. L59.9’. B12.1’. D6.1’. 30grt. 25nhp 2cyl steam engine by builder. ON45773.

1863 Acquired by Richard Cory, Lambeth, London. 1888 Sold to Charles Thomas, Barnes. 1902 Scrapped.
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WRENSTONE


 Built 1925 by Edward Hayes, Stony Stratford. Designed by Messrs Perman and Co., London. L50.3’. B12.3’. D5’. 21grt. 100bhp 2cyl 2M4 Kromhout diesel engine. ON160587.


17-3-1925 Running trials. 1925 Delivered to  A H Green, London, namedSparteolus. Built to handle traffic for Bowaters on Thames.  1945 Sold to William Cory & Son Ltd.,  London.9-12-1947 Renamed Wrenstone.  1951 Sold to  William Gobbett, London. No further trace.
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Also owners of a large fleet of steam and motor colliers and the Thames Spritsail sailing barges:-

 Alaric; Chiswick; Columbia; Defender; Edwin; Giralda; Glady; Jim Wigley; Norseman; Providence; Scout; Shamrock; Surge; Tricolor; Viking; Weona

       
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