Knocker White

built 1924 by Van Duijvendijk, T, Holland

Designated ensign Designated house flag

2292

Registered


Service Vessel

Tug


Poplar


Museum: floating

Museum: floating


Yes

No


04/09/2009

31/05/2011


Web site

www.museumindocklands.org.uk

Gallery


Propulsion

Engine

Inboard diesel


None

None


Dimensions

To be confirmed

20.00 feet (6.10 metres)


77.20 feet (23.55 metres)

9.60 feet (2.93 metres)


0.00


History

KNOCKER WHITE is a traditional Thames tug, built in 1924 by T. van Duivendijk, Lekkerkerk, Netherlands as CAIRNROCK, for Harrisons Lighterage Company, London. She was traditionally steam-powered. She later passed into the ownership of W. E. White & Sons, Rotherhithe, and in 1960 was renamed with the nickname of one of the White family. She was converted to diesel power with the installation of Petters engines, and alterations were made to both the funnel and wheelhouse. In November 1982, she was sold for scrap, and parts of her engines were removed.

In 1984, after a 60 year working life, she was reprieved and became part of the Museum of London Docklands.

Source: Paul Brown, Historic Ships The Survivors (Amberley, 2010), updated Feb 2011.

Previous names

  1. 1924 – 1960Cairnrock
If you are the owner of the vessel and would like to provide more details or updated information please contact info@nationalhistoricships.org.uk

keel bar:

metal bar forming the keel of a metal vessel