Sunday, 22 June 2008

Motor Tug Kent

MT Kent, built 1948 by Richards of Lowestoft, restored by The Southeastern Tug Society, from 1995 to 1999 Length 88' 0" Beam 22' Draught 11' 6" 121 Tons Gross 121 880 B.H. P 5 Cylinder British Polar diesel engine.

As far as I can find out The Southeastern Tug Society has obtained a grant of most of the money for the replating of the hull of the tug, and she is now on Ramsgate slipway to have this work done.


  1. It's a shame no-one seems to care as much about the poor old Cervia.

  2. Richard I believe the Maritime Museum and The Cervia would be eligible for lottery and other funding, it is a great shame.


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