The TID tug programme started in 1942 and by 1946 some 175 had been built, each numbered rather than named, which often deceives the researcher as the final numbered vessel belays the actual number built, for there was NO number 13 as Richard Dunston, the principle builders of the TIDs was a little superstitious.
The greater number of TIDs, 74ft x 17ft with a fully laden draught of 7ft, were built at Thorne.
Launched and taken down the canal to Keadby Lock and down the Trent into the Humber to Hull where the tugs awaited their final destination, mostly as deck-cargo to various parts of the world.
Whilst there is several commonly known explanations about the initials TID, it is reasonably safe to say that NO one really knows the real answer.
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Scale ..... 1:32nd
OAL - 26 3/4" (680mm)
Beam - 6 1/4" (158mm)
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