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    Sale 5386

    Maritime

    21 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 165

    A FINE MIRROR-BACKED BUILDER'S HALF-MODEL OF THE STEAM SCREW TUG STRONGBOW

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    A FINE MIRROR-BACKED BUILDER'S HALF-MODEL OF THE STEAM SCREW TUG STRONGBOW
    built by Scott & Sons Shipbuilders, Bowling; with painted bottom, white waterline, black topsides, built-up sheer at waist. Detailed with veneered decks, the planking drawn in India ink, anchor davit, windlass, mast with details, cabin top with bridge, running lights, bell, engine telegraph, boats rigged on davits, tow hook, towing frames, capstan and other details, with original mirror, within a glazed mahogany framed case
    the case, 9½ x 39½ in. (49.5 x 100.4 cm.), cased


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    The steam tug Strongbow was built by Scott & Sons at Bowling, Greenock, in 1927. Registered at 197 tons gross and measuring 107 feet in length with a 24 foot beam, she was powered by a 2-cylinder compound engine by Aitchison & Blair. Ordered by Steel & Bennie Ltd. of Glasgow, she worked on the Clyde for over thirty years until sold to William Guy & Sons of Cardiff who renamed her Welsh Rose. Three years later she had been sold to a London owner who renamed her Lowgarth but she appears to have been scrapped by Wards at Briton Ferry in 1964.

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