ShipSpotting.com
Login: Lost Password? SIGN UP
Ship Photo Search
Advanced Search
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Rea Towing Co Liverpool fleet list  (Read 911 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
gwrdave
Quite a regular
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 65


Lets talk about it


View Profile
« on: May 23, 2019, 08:03:00 am »

Does anyone know where I could get a fleet list of Rea Towing Co., Liverpool.

Thanks in advance,
Dave Gallie
Report to moderator   Logged
Bob Scott
Home away from home
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 177



View Profile
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2019, 08:36:02 am »

Ridley Chesterton's "Coastal Ships" books in the 1960s from Ian Allan gave Rea fleetlists for each port the company served


Report to moderator   Logged
ChasB46
Top Poster
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 854


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2019, 10:52:36 am »

Hi Bob, I ought to know better than to challenge your statement. However I have copies of 1960's Chesterton's Coastal Ships and I cannot find reference to Rea tugs. However, British Tugs / H M Le Fleming 3/60 does list ports in order + the tugs serving each location, even to 60 tonne Testgarth at Southampton. Also later edition Ian Allan 5/66 "British Tugs" was by Ridley Chesterton.
Not sure if there were later British Tugs editions ... I had to grow up and go out to work!
The 1966 edition mentions tug fleets at Southampton (1 tug) and Avonmouth, Cardiff, Barry, Milford Haven and the 1960 edition has Liverpool included with 1913 Cairngarth still working alongside 1915 Graysgarth.
Hope this might fill a few gaps.


Report to moderator   Logged
Bob Scott
Home away from home
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 177



View Profile
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2019, 11:35:36 am »

The 1966 and 1967 editions of Coastal Ships absolutely, without a shadow of doubt (because I have copies of both of them) include Rea fleet lists.
Report to moderator   Logged
ChasB46
Top Poster
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 854


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2019, 11:41:58 am »

Hi Bob, editions I did not have that's why I was a bit guarded with my response. Dave has now to find the editions in New Zealand libraries!
Report to moderator   Logged
davidships
Webmaster
Top Poster
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1,986



View Profile
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2019, 03:48:32 pm »

There is a detailed fleet list with full histories for each vessel, in World Ship Society style, along with all other companies that were antecedents of Cory Ship Towage in Bill Harvey's "Cory Towage Ltd" (WSS, 2000).
https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/SearchResults?an=harvey&tn=cory+towage+ltd
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/0905617932/
I would 15-30 represents very good value.


Report to moderator   Logged
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  


Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
Page created in 0.048 seconds with 20 queries.
Copyright © 2010 All rights reserved