Certificate no 2795
Status Registered


Function Service Vessel
Subfunction Tug
Location Queensborough
Vessel type Harbour Tug
Current use Commercial Activity
Available to hire Yes
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder T van Duijvendijk
Built in 1936
Hull material Steel
Rig None
Number of decks 0
Number of masts 0
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Length: Overall
45.01 feet (13.72 m)
Breadth: Beam
12.24 feet (3.73 m)
4.27 feet (1.30 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


CHARLIGHT is a tug of steel construction with a Gardner diesel engine, built in Holland in 1936, to be used on the River Thames by Charrington Gardner & Locket, coal merchants. The vessel continued in this trade until 1973 before passing to various owners.

The vessel was purchased by her current owner in 2013 and has been restored to her original working condition.

Key dates

  • 1936

    Built in Lekkerkerk, Holland

  • 1936/1973

    Worked on the River Thames

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