Steam tug Brent – too late for war but just in time to be a family home

By 1942 tugs were urgently needed for War duties both in the U.K and overseas and the British Admiralty requested the construction of a standard ‘Utility’ vessel, which could be built quickly and easily. Known as ‘TID’s’, 182 of these little prefabricated tugs were built by several different yards around the U.K. Brent started life as TID 159 and was the very last to be constructed. Built by William Pickersgill & Sons of Southwick, Sunderland in 1945, she missed being used for Admiralty War service, being finally launched in 1946…

Read here about the young couple who lived and raised their family on this tug for many years


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