"Golden Cross"

Registered: LR56-57:61700 /LR60-61:62658 /LR66-67:513303 IMO 5133034 /(GBR)ON 169164
132 GRT, L26,29m(24,54), B7,29m, D2,826m(3,36) (86'3"(80'6")x23'11"(23'6")x10'3.3/4"(11'0")) 1 fpp, diesel 2tew 4cyl Crossley, 750bhp-560kW, sp 9kn, bp 9t re-engined ?? diesel 1100hp, bp 13t GOLDEN CROSS

1955 -24/03: Launched by "Scott & Sons (Bowling) Ltd" at Bowling (GBR) (YN 407) (keel laid 08/11/1954)
1955 -12/07: delivered to "Tees Towing Co Ltd", mng "Wm. Crosthwaite & Son" at Middlesbrough (GBR)
(GBR flag, regd Middlesbrough, ON 169164, c/s GMUW)
(GBR flag, regd Newport, ON 169164, c/s GMUW)
1971: To "Cory Ship Towage Ltd" at Newport (GBR)
1972: To "A.C. Cranes Ltd" at Dublin (GBR)
1977: in bare-boat charter to "Nautico" at Jourde (NLD), renamed ORCA (PAN flag)
1991: To "Tyne Towage" (Mick Devlin) at Newcastle (GBR)
1991978: To "Carmet Tug Co Ltd" at Bromborough (GBR) 4: To "Lawrence & Co" at London (GBR)
199x: escort tug to the HMY BRITANNIA British Royal yacht on her final voyage
1996 -xx/05: To "Pounds Shipowners & Shipbreakers Ltd" at Portsmouth (GBR)
1996 -xx/07: for preservation to Captain White at London (GBR) (owned by actress Suzie Wong)
1997: re-renamed GOLDEN CROSS (GBR flag, regd Guernsey) (classed as a yacht having had her towing gear removed)
1997 -06/09: an attempt to lift her out of the water was abandoned because of the possible damage by the strain on the hull 200x: classed as yacht (towing hook dismantled), accepted as member of the Royal Air Force Yacht Club with warrant to fly the defaced Blue Ensign,
however Clause AW 2.4 states: 'Commercial Use-A yacht which is ever used for any commercial purpose is ineligible for a warrant'.
This ensign must always be flown with the Club Burgee at the Masthead, raised at 0800 Summer, 0900 Winter and always lowered at Sunset.
2007: still in existence

Shown here in Yarmouth for Engine Repairs. En Route to London.

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