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Bar Room Bore

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Tugboats of the Solent
« on: May 14, 2007, 05:37:20 PM »
Illustrated edition. Quite rare now, but you can find a stray copy in some shops (W.h. Smith's are the best).

I could spend hours curled up with this.

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Re: Tugboats of the Solent
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2007, 06:50:45 PM »
I'd recommend 'Tugs of the World' Fourth Edition. No pictures but a wealth of information:


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Re: Tugboats of the Solent
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2007, 07:35:26 AM »
Thanks you. I have asked Dorothy to get that for my birthday (59 again, ha ha ha) drumroll:

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Re: Tugboats of the Solent
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2007, 12:27:03 PM »
Thanks you. I have asked Dorothy to get that for my birthday (59 again, ha ha ha) drumroll:
If you have to wait a year for each tug, it would explain a lot about you.
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Re: Tugboats of the Solent
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2007, 06:34:25 PM »
Growing up next to the Solent I could name a few for you.
I remember Hengist and Horsa .... they were the Southampton to Hythe ferries, converted tugs. The Police Launch was named after the last Chief Constable of the old Southampton Force before it merged with Hampshire. His name will come to me in time.
There were three tugs that sailed out of Poole but often came into the Solent ~ they were Wendy Ann 1, Wendy Ann 2 and Wendy Ann 3. Same family owned all three as I recall.
Now you b@rstew@rds TOP that!
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Re: Tugboats of the Solent
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2007, 07:09:03 PM »
Now you b@rstew@rds TOP that!
I would rather top myself that continue with the subject. noooo:
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Re: Tugboats of the Solent
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2007, 09:50:11 PM »
Now you b@rstew@rds TOP that!
I would rather top myself that continue with the subject. noooo:

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