Monday, 12 September 2016

Steam Tug Brent

Maldon, Essex is the home of this WW2 tug the BRENT, built just at the end of the war she was commissioned by the Admiralty to work in the ports in both the UK and abroad but her prime roll was to be used for invasion duties on and after D Day. However without ever seeing any war service she was sold to the PLA (Port of London Authority) and worked for them until the early seventy's.  She is now being looked after by a band of enthusiastic volunteers with the hope to raise enough money to restore her to seaworthy condition.

© Lionel Callow 2016