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Gladstone

Vessel Number: HV000174
Date: 1964
Designer: John Bolton
Previous Owner: Stannard Bros ,
Dimensions:
Vessel Dimensions: 15.1 m x 14.3 m x 4.57 m x 2.2 m, 32.35 tonnes (49.54 ft x 46.92 ft x 14.99 ft x 7.22 ft, 32.87 tons)
Registered Dimensions: 14.57 m x 4.57 m x 2.68 m, 32.35 tons x 13.94 tons (47.8 ft x 14.99 ft x 8.79 ft)
Classification:Vessels and fittings
Significance
GLADSTONE is an early example of a1960s steel tug, locally designed and built for operation on Sydney Harbour by the Sydney based firm Stannard Bros.
DescriptionGLADSTONE was operated by Stannard Brothers at Port Kembla and Sydney Harbour. They built the tug to a design done in partnership with the Sydney naval architect John Bolton. It was launched from their Berrys Bay NSW yard in 1964.

GLADSTONE was the first steel tug for Stannards, replacing the earlier wooden tow boats whose designs often dated back to World War II. It features typical steel construction for the period and has a fibreglass wheelhouse and cabin. The 15 m long vessel is currently powered by a 350 kW General Motors diesel and is steered in a conventional manner by a rudder behind the single propeller, not the more recent adjustable dual propeller methods.

This vessel was a typical port workhorse fulfilling a number of general duties besides towing and manoeuvering vessels. It continues in this work under private ownership on Brisbane Waters NSW and remains in good condition.
Vessel Details
Cabin or superstructure material and construction:fibreglass
Current status:floating
Current status:operational
Deck layout:cabin
Deck layout:full decked
Deck material and construction:steel/iron
Hull material and construction:steel
Hull shape:chines
Hull shape:displacement
Hull shape:monohull
Keel/centreboard/rudder type:skeg rudder
Motor propulsion:diesel
Motor propulsion:inboard
Motor propulsion:motor vesselMV
Propeller:single
Hand propulsion/steering mechanism:wheel
Alternate Numbers

Official Number: 317076

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