Harbour tugs before the Meeching

By Derek Longly

The little Tidworth a TID wartime class tug was always busying herself around the harbour or towing barges out to sea and was definitely very photogenic with her tall funnel and old fashioned appearance.  The photos show what an attractive little vessel she was.  Interestingly she was registered in London rather than Newhaven - can anyone explain why?

Foremost 22 was much more aloof and I rarely saw her move.  However she too had a lot of character.  In the picture she is shown moored alongside the East Quay and in the background is the skeleton of the building that I believe was to become part of the car ferry terminal.  Can anyone clarify whether this is the case?

Photo:Tidworth returning after another foray out to sea

Tidworth returning after another foray out to sea

Derek Longly

Photo:Tidworth being busy around the harbour

Tidworth being busy around the harbour

Derek Longly

Photo:The rather impressive Foremost 22

The rather impressive Foremost 22

Derek Longly

This page was added by Derek Longly on 23/07/2011.
Comments about this page

The photo of Foremost 22 also appears in an album at the Newhaven Museum and in my personal collection. The shed under construction is indeed the Customs and Immigration shed for the cars from the soon to arrive car ferries.

By Andy Gilbert
On 24/07/2011

That second pic of the TID. I would say that was my late Father Jock still in the wheelhouse and what I take to be Sally Flowers on deck.

By william Still
On 24/07/2011

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