ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
DANUBE IV
Construction
STEEL
Type
SCREW TUG - STEAM
Date
1927
Official Number
149816
Description
Yard Number: 604
Official number: 149816

Port of Registry London.

Electric light fitted.

1967: Change of owners to Westminster Dredging Co. Ltd.
Last mention in Lloyd's Register 1968-69.
Fate unknown.


Press + Journal, 06/04/1927:
Launched at Footdee, 4th vessel built for these owners in 18 months. Machinery supplied by builders, consists of triple expansion engines, cylinders 15 1/2, 25 + 49 inches, with 30 in. stroke, boiler width 14 1/2 ft. x 11 1/2 ft. with 100 lb pressure. Built to Lloyds highest class.

Press + Journal, 29/04/1927:
Trial trip 28 April before proceeding to London, where she will be used in connection with dredging operations on Thames. Engine dimensions indicate special power development for heavy work to be undertaken. Easily registered 12 1/2 knots over measured mile, owners repesentatives satisfied with performance [Scotsman, 06/05/1927 - left Aberdeen 5 May for London towing barge Strumble].

Londonderry Sentinel, 02/06/1938:
Danube IV, commander Capt. John Jeans, carried managing director of owners and harbour officials from Queen's Quay to Quigley's Point to inspect dredging work there. Tug went alongside dredger, party subsequently entertained to light refreshment aboard tug.

Derry Journal, 22/02/1939:
5 February Samuel Kydd, cook, drowned after falling from Danube IV. Chief engineer testified Kydd had taken drink, but was not incapable, saw him fighting + took him upstairs to bridge, from which he fell into tide. Resident magistrate hoped men employed by the Dredging Co. would do their drinking ashore.

Londonderry Sentinel, 23/02/1939:
Danube IV left Londonderry for Belfast towing barge Lune Deep.

Londonderry Sentinel, 30/12/1939:
Photo of Danube IV leaving Londonderry in September after completing dredging scheme in rive Foyle.
Shipbuilder
A. HALL & Co.
Owner
Tilbury Contracting & Dredging Company, London
Dimensions
length 110 3/12' x breadth 27 7/12' x depth 13'
Gross Tonnage: 239 ton

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