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    The Steam Tug Challenge

    MEMBERS of a restoration trust have reassured concerned residents about the future of an historic ship.

    The Dunkirk Little Ships Trust, which owns the Steam Tug Challenge, received calls from concerned onlookers when a crane was seen removing the masts, funnel, deck and sections of below-deck of the ship.

    Passers-by were concerned the ship, currently docked in Shoreham Harbour, was being cut for scrap.

    http://www.shorehamherald.co.uk/news...0EvGc.facebook



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    Re: Reassurance offered over future of ship docked at Shoreham

    Seems like another realistic project. Not sure how she can earn her keep, long-term, though

    Just goes to show that there actually are plenty of steamships still around ............

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    Re: Reassurance offered over future of ship docked at Shoreham

    Not "plenty" TS but one or two more than might first seem to be the case.

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    Re: Reassurance offered over future of ship docked at Shoreham

    Yes, I was surprised how many, though

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    Re: Reassurance offered over future of ship docked at Shoreham

    This is a good listing of what remains of passenger and work ships (eg tugs, but excluding hobby-steamboats and military vessels)

    It includes only those in service or ships preserved with some reasonable plan for restoration to steam. Decommissioned, derelict and statically operating ships are excluded

    http://www.beo-news.ch/dampf/inhalt.htm
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    Re: The Steam Tug Challenge

    Challenge leaving Shoreham and arriving at Southampton's Festival on the 4th and 5th of May




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    Re: The Steam Tug Challenge

    A handsome vessel. To my mind it epitomises what a powerful harbour tug of past years should look like.

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