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No: 2548   Contributor: Peter Taylor   Year: 2007   Manufacturer: Unknown   Country: United Kingdom

Photo of the Gluvias.

Editor: no further details were provided, anybody? Is this the same vessel as the 1959 built tug St. Gluvias? She look different...
Picture added on 01 July 2007
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Yes it is the same. Ex Cruiser, originally Clonmel. P K Harris, Appledore 1959

Added by Andy G on 06 July 2008.
ex St. Gluvias built by T. Mitchison Gateshead 207GRT

Added by R. Wood on 25 July 2008.
O.N. 357497
207 GRT
built 04/1959 by T. Mitchison Gateshead
Length 32.6m
Breadth 8.51m
Draught 3.53m
Bollard Pull 22 tons
Main Engine British Polar 7M46M
BHP 1364@320rpm
Port and starboard deck cranes
Twin drum Towing Winch
7 Tons Fresh Water
36 Tons Fuel
Fire Fighting Capability

Added by R. Wood on 25 July 2008.
The yard list I've been given from PK Harris says she was built there, not Gateshead, as Clonmel in 1959. Another tug that's a clear Harris design, Sirius Cove from 1958, is also shown on Miramar as a Mitchison build. Something's not right somewhere. Detective work needed!

Added by Andy G on 25 July 2008.
Well, I've been given the yard number (88) I needed from Mitchison for both tugs. It's clear the Harris list I've been given is in error as Clonmel's sister Cashel is also on it (YN87). Don't know how, as it was drawn up for me by someone who was there! I'll have to find out.

Added by Andy G on 26 July 2008.
Sirius cove: designed by burness, corlett & partners ltd; launched 27/8/1958 by t mitchison ltd, gateshead (yard #83); at this time t mitchison and p k harris of appledore were part of j w a burness' seawork group, with exclusive use of bcp's 'hydroconic' hull design.

Added by BR Reef on 08 October 2008.
Yes it is. i'm sailing on her now from Lowestoft. She's had major repairs and still some life left in the girl

Added by S F Brown on 21 March 2011.
Clonmel and Cashel were not built by PK Harris this mistake was made by the late Grahame Farr in his shipbuilding in N. Devon (NMM)I have a complete list of ships built at this yard from Al Mubaraka on.

Added by Michael Guegan on 22 March 2011.
I guess he was working from the same information that I was given, as I didn't know about that book at the time.

@ S F Brown. Good to hear that another Seawork build is still operating.

Added by Andy G on 23 March 2011.
Yes the same one. Refer also picture #12576 and Your Boat site Picture number 4761.

Added by Paul Strathdee on 23 March 2011.
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