MSC Nymph

Vessel name on Arrival: SQL-1

MSC NYMPH towing in the Canal

Original Builder: Henry Robb Limited of Leith

Original Yard No: 320

Official Number: 168554

Vessel Type: tug

GRT: 131

Year Built: 1941

Arrival Date: 01/01/1980

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Name Changes:


1956  :   Transferred to Loch Ryan to assist in the salvage of nickel steel plating from wreckage of HMS Drake


1970  :   Reported to have been acquired by Shipbreaking (Queensborough) Limited, Stranraer


1980  :   Broken up by the West of Scotland Shipbtreaking Company Limited, Troon, South Ayrshire

Other Information:


Tugboat for the Manchester Shipping Canal Company


17-12-1941  :   Launched

1942            :   Completed


Tonnage  :   131 GRT


Dimensions  :   28.05 metres  x  7.07 metres   x   2.77 metres


Propulsion  :   2  x  Crossley 7-Cylinder diesel engines  :   271 NHP / 770 IHP / 852 BHP