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« on: May 15, 2017, 04:10:46 »
A thought just occurred to me does working on mean sailing on or working on as in the building of in a shipyard ?
I served my time in Henry Robb shipbuilders and engineers Leith where were built some of the great tugs of our time mighty beasts like the Wolfram and Lloydsman ,lots of daily grafters like the Panther (Manchester shipping canal) if memory serves .War heroes of the Bustler class tugs(before my time)like Bustler and Samsonia when I looked the list was really extensive ,there is even a tourist attraction in Natal the Alundi.
There have been generations of men who have worked on Tugs who have never actually sailed on one I was very lucky and was onboard for the sea trials of both the Llodsman and the wolfram.

Cheers Marky


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Re: working on
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2017, 09:31:27 »
Hello Marky. . .your tugboat work history is interesting. During my years of working
in the ship yards I also was fortunate enough to sail on several sea trials. . .
nothing like a boat ride and getting paid for the pleasure.

Yet another case of why men and women go down to the sea in ships. . .A pleasure to be here and smell the salt air. Thank you Tugboat Forum. . .Michael in Anacortes, Washington