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Appledore tug launched on time! 4th November 1955

appledore tug launched on timeThe above tug was successfully launched amid cheers of Appledore shipyard employees who have worked at concert pitch to ensure "being on time" as tide was the last suitable daylight tide before 1956.

Picture shows Mr C H Gibson, the mechanical engineer for a large North-country tug-owning firm, consulting with Mr J Venus, Managing director of Messrs P K Harris (Shipbuilders) Ltd of Appledore, the builders of the new craft.

The christening ceremony was performed by Mrs Gibson.  Design by Messrs Burness, Kendall and Partners.

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