ss FLYING BUZZARD
built by Ferguson Shipbuilders Port Glasgow,
Yard No 399 Engines by shipbuilder
Last Name: FLYING BUZZARD (1983)
Previous Names: HARECRAIG II (1967)
Port of Registry: Dundee
Propulsion: Steam compound C2cy, (HP 21", LP 44", Stroke 28") 11 knots .......... Reengined c2006 Diesel M5cy 575bhp Callesen 5-427-EOT (orig in trawler COWRIE, Campbeltown Yd 64)
Launched: Monday, 21/05/1951
Ship Type: Tug
Ship's Role: Harbour Towage, Berthing assistance, Passenger Tender
Tonnage: 261 grt
Length: 106 feet 1
Breadth: 27 feet 1
Draught: 12 feet 9
1951 Clyde Shipping Co Ltd, Glasgow
1967 Dundee Harbour Trustees
1976 A C Cranes Ltd, Dublin
1983 Maryport Steamship Museum
2001 G Pattison
2004 Mike & Julie Nelder, Maryport
Status: Under Restoration - 2008
11/09/1951 run down by American naval tanker and beached on south bank opposite Dumbarton. Refloated and repaired by her builders.
Sold to Trehoar family in 1983 who loaned vessel to Maryport Steamship Museum, Maryport renamed Flying Buzzard as an exhibit.
Sold to G Pattison in 2001 after collapse of Museum, subseqently boiler was removed and condition of vessel deteriorated.
Unsuccessful attempt to purchase by Clydesite in 2004.
Bought by M Nelder in 2004 with the intention to remove Steam Plant, convert to Diesel and sail to Canada.
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