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Name Official number Flag IMO
NARWHAL  77225  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1878  06/06/1878  26/06/1878 
Vessel type Vessel description
Tug   Iron Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Robert Duncan & Co, Port Glasgow East Yard  135 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
135 grt / 25 nrt / 114.6 ft  20.8 ft  10.0 ft   
Engine builder Rankin & Blackmore, Greenock
Engine detail
Twin C2cyl (21" & 40"x 26") 70nhp, 2-screw 

First owner First port of register Registration date
John Laird (Port Glasgow Towing Company), Port Glasgow.   Port Glasgow  27/06/1878 
Other names
1880 FLYING KESTREL - 1911 HAFREN 
Subsequent owner and registration history
11/1880 Owners acquired by the Clyde Shipping Co - mng G J Kidston, Glasgow
31/12/1880 Clyde Shipping Co, Glasgow
6/1884 George Bell Cowl, Liverpool
22/12/1887 Thomas Durrant, Liverpool - reg Liverpool
08/01/1890 Alexandra Towing Co Ltd, Liverpool
1909 reg closed
23/12/1910 John W Davies, Liverpool - reg Liverpool (1911)
23/10/1916 John W Davies & Richard Reynolds, Birkenhead
11/03/1928 John W Davies & William Reynolds, Birkenhead 
Vessel history
Building cost £5,65
1881 135grt 0nrt
1909 sold for demolition and register closed
1911 reduced to a barge, 153grt 151nrt, 114.7 x 20.9 x 10.0ft, re-registered at Liverpool and renamed HAFREN 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1939  Broken Up  
Disposal Detail
1939 Registry closed as “became derelict and broken up at Connah’s Quay.” 
 

 



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