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HUNTER, Robert. A Tug's Rescue Work : The Autobiography of a Retired Tugmaster. Editor: John H. Proud. (Hartlepool : Published by Printability Publishing Ltd. on behalf of John H. Proud, 2003). Pp (2),1-44,(2). Illustrated. Maps. 4to, illustrated red stapled card covers. “This is a true account of the experiences and adventures of the writer from boyhood to retirement in connection with Tyne tugs. The River Tyne was the birthplace of tugs and tugboatmen, therefore Tyne-built tugs have been delivered all over the world, their outstanding qualities being known to all. Of all branches of shipping, least has been told about Tyne tugs and the work they have accomplished in the last fifty years. Few sailors work harder or risk more for the money they receive: the work is arduous and the long hours, often ninety to a hundred per week on duty, continually bearing the vagaries of all weathers, especially on the north-east coast of England.” (from the Foreword). Contents: The Early Years (My First Days at Work; Back To School; Coasting; To the Tugs Once More; Studying Again; The Lure of Tugboating Proves Irresistible ; The Glenmorben Episode); Tugs on which Robert Hunter Served [pictorial]; Other tugs mentioned in the text [pictorial]; In Command (Master of Ben Ledi; Master of Conqueror; Master of Robert Redhead; Master of George V (2)); Rescue and Salvage Through the Second World War (How Tyne tugs helped outwit the Germans; November 1940: S.S. Oslofjord); Other tugs mentioned in the text [pictorial]; Post War Activities (The Fate of Berengaria and Monarch of Bermuda; The Shaw Savill & Albion Liner Dominion Monarch; Rescue of the trawler Avola; First Sea Voyage of the Aircraft Carrier HMS Albion; City of Manchester); Retirement; Present day Svitzer tugs on the rivers Tyne & Tees[pictorial]. Ex-library (spine label, discard inkstamp), surface tear to t itle page, else very good. 70.00
Title: Tug's Rescue Work : The Autobiography of a Retired Tugmaster.
Publisher: Printability Publishing Ltd. on behalf of John H. Proud, Hartlepool, 2003, ISBN:1872239412:
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