The Irish Sea Shipping Archive

About ISSContactContentVoyage ReportsISS Amazon Shop
PhotographsFeaturesShip AISShips on FilmNews
Finished With Engines: Irish Sea Shipping is now closed to new updates - J.H. Luxton Photography - Transport, Industrial History, Regional Photographs UK & beyond

Archive 90: Tugs

Photographs  John H. Luxton 1995 -2010

The 1913 built steam tug KERNE is seen at Ellesmere Port Boat Museum in spring 1997 berthed alongside the Manchester Ship Canal Company's DANIEL ADAMSON (far left above). KERNE is seen later that year approaching and entering Canning Half Tide Dock in summer 1997.

Howard Smith tugs WATERLOO and COLLINGWOOD seen at Canada #1 Branch Dock during 1997.

Cory ROWANGARTH at Canada #1 Branch Dock, Liverpool in 1998.

OAKGARTH drifts across the Mersey on a winter morning in 1997.CoryTowing BRACKENGARTH seen alongside the Mersey Ferries landing stage at Liverpool on an autumn afternoon in 1995.

Between 1995 and 2010 the tug scene on the Irish Sea has undergone many changes. The derelict DANIEL ADAMSON seen alongside KERNE has been undergoing restoration since 2004. Howard Smith tugs have passed through the ownership of Adsteam (Adelaide Steamship Company) to the Smit group. Meanwhile Cory groups towing interests passed to Wijsmuller Group, and the to Svitzer part of the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group

Dublin Port Company's DEILGINIS at Dublin in 1997Dublin Port Company's CLUAIN TARBH at Dublin in 1997

Visit for Transport, Industrial Heritage & Regional Digital Photographs and Growing Online Archive

Irish Sea Shipping - What's New July 2008Irish Sea Shipping - What's New August 2009Back Home Up NextIrish Sea Shipping - What's New May 2012Irish Sea Shipping - What's New August 2009Irish Sea Shipping - What's New August 2009Irish Sea Shipping - What's New August 2009

Irish Sea Shipping John H. Luxton 1995-2015. Content John H. Luxton and Contributors