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Full hull model; Rigged model

Scale 1:48. A contemporary full hull model of 'Danube III' (1924), a river and estuary steam tug. Constructed in the builder's style, the model is decked, fully equipped and rigged and mounted on modern display crutches. Built by Cochrane & Sons Ltd., Selby, Yorkshire, it measured 110 feet length by 27 feet in the beam and a tonnage of 233 gross. It was powered by a reciprocating steam engine of 900 horsepower producing a service speed of 11 knots.

This tug was designed specifically for the handling of the large 2,000-ton hoppers and associated river plant in the confined waters of the river. It was employed in this capacity by the Tilbury Contracting and Dredging Company until the beginning o ...
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c. 1924
Wood, bone, cotton, paint, brass, glass, varnish
382.0 x 758.0 x 17387.0 mm
Image and text © Royal Museums Greenwich, 2021

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National Maritime Museum
Permanent collection