Saturday, 6 October 2007


Clyde Marine Services has, over the past couple of years, purchased two brand new tugs from the Damen Shipyard in Holland. The first of these joined the Greenock-based fleet in October 2004, and is named BATTLER. A Damen Stan Tug 1906 design , she is 19.5 metres long. Two Caterpillar 3412 main engines give her a bollard pull of 20.8 tons. A full specification sheet about her can be seen here. BATTLER is seen in this picture passing the mouth of the River Cart, opposite the former John Brown shipyard at Clydebank, this afternoon.