Certificate no 629
Status Registered


Function Service Vessel
Subfunction Tug
Location Liverpool
Current use Museum based
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Yarwood, W J & Sons Ltd, Northwich
Built in 1964
Hull material Steel
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
27.08 feet (8.26 m)
Length: Overall
92.95 feet (28.35 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


One of five motor tugs built y W. J. Yarwood & Sons Ltd, Northwich, between 1962 and 1965 for Alexandra Towing Co. Ltd, Liverpool, BROCKLEBANK was launched in 1964 and completed in February 1965. She was mainly used for ship handling at Liverpool, but had occasional duties at Heysham, Larne and Barrow. In 1989, she was purchased by Merseyside Maritime Museum and manned by experienced mariners on behalf of the Friends of the National Museums Liverpool. Normally berthed in the Albert Dock next to the maritime museum, she also attends maritime festivals around the coast of the United Kingdom.

Source: Paul Brown, Historic Ships The Survivors, Amberley, 2010, updated March 2011.


Norman J Brouwer, International Register of Historic Ships (Edition 2, 1993) pub: Anthony Nelson

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