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Yard No. 459

Yard Number 459 was named LAGGAN when launched on Monday 25/06/1979 by Scotts Bowling for Forth Tugs Ltd Grangemouth

Ship Particulars:
Built: 1979
Ship Type: Fire Fighting Tractor Tug
Tonnage: 210grt/ 67nrt
Length: 28.43m
Breadth: 8.92m
Draught: 3.51m

Owner History:
Forth Tugs Ltd Grangemouth
Cory Ship Towage
Svitzer Marine Cardiff

Her main engines were built by Ruston Diesels Ltd., Newton-le-Willows, , she was powered by Two, 6-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (254 x 305mm) Ruston 6RK3CM type oil engines single reduction geared to two Voith-Schneider type multi-directional propellers. 2,200 bhp. 24 tons bollard pull. 12kts

Other names she bore were: FORTH-87. Her last recorded name was BARGARTH-03

She is still active as of 2006

Additional Information: Fire
fighting tractor tug.
1978: Ordered from Scott and Sons (Bowling) Ltd., Bowling (Yard No. 459) by Cory Ship Towage Ltd., London.
30.8.1978: Keel laid.
25.6.1979: Launched for Forth Tugs Ltd.
This was the last vessel built by Scotts' at Bowling.
Details supplied by Bill Harvey and Piet Van Damme

Previous update by Stuart Cameron

Photo supplied by Collection of the late Matt Scott

Previous update by Paul Strathdee