Addie

built 1915 by Abdela & Mitchell, Brinscombe

Designated ensign Designated house flag

2394

Registered


Service Vessel

Tug


London


Ongoing conservation

Private Use


No

No


04/01/2011

23/02/2016



Gallery


Propulsion

Motor

Inboard diesel


1980

None


None


Dimensions

To be confirmed

13.11 feet (4.00 metres)


63.93 feet (19.50 metres)

7.74 feet (2.36 metres)


0.00


History

ADDIE is a tug of steel plate construction with twin Sabre Marine diesel engines. She was built in 1915 by Isaac Abdela and Mitchell of Brimscombe Port Gloucester. The vessel worked as a Bristol Channel tug until 1947. She was subsequently bought by British Waterways and worked until 1968 when she was sold out of service to a private buyer. ADDIE eventually fell into disrepair and has been brought back to fair condition with the intention by her present owners to restore her further and cruise UK and continental waters. She has special links with the Sharpness and Gloucester Waterways where she spent all her working life We are lacking information on this particular vessel. If you have any information on this vessel past or present, please contact us.

Previous names

  1. Tugaddie

Subsequent Developments

  1. July 2011 ADDIE was dry docked in April 2011 in Hull. Work carried out included major improvements to rudder, rolling chocks, full survey, inspection and repair to various rivet heads, new anodes, antifoul paint and fitting of rope fender. After return to Goole, internal work and the reconditioning of hydraulic steering has taken place. British Transport Waterways logo is now on the funnel. Aim to cruise to Woolwich, London in August 2011. Source: current owner

Key dates

  1. 1915 Built as a tug by Isaac Abdela and Mitchell of Brimscombe Port Gloucester
  2. 1947 Bought by British Waterways
  3. 1968 Sold to a private buyer
  4. 1991 Sold to present owner  
  5. 1999 Sailed to Menorca via the Bay of Biscay
  6. 2011 Vessel dry docked in Hull. Work carried out included major improvements to rudder, rolling chocks, full survey, inspection and repair to various rivet heads, new anodes, antifoul paint and fitting of rope fender. After return to Goole, internal work and the reconditioning of hydraulic steering has taken place. British Transport Waterways logo is now on the funnel
  7. 2011 Sailed to Woolwich, London from the Humber and is now moored at Gallions Point, Royal Albert Basin, Royal Docks
  8. 2015 Sailed to Blackwall Basin London where she is now moored and underwent internal refurbishment to all rooms
If you are the owner of the vessel and would like to provide more details or updated information please contact info@nationalhistoricships.org.uk

parrel:

a rope, chain or iron collar which attaches the yard to the mast but which allows vertical movement