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BHIMSEN - Yard No 218 - Tug - State of Bhavnagar - Built 1935

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The Tug BHIMSEN was Ship No 218
Owners    State of Bhavnagar
Registered     Keel Laid    
Type of Ship    Single Screw Tug Launched    12/10/1935
      Handed Over    
Ship Details          
Length Overall     Launch Details    
Length B.P.    86' 6" Weather    
Beam    22' 0" Time to Water    
Depth Moulded     10' 6"      
Props    1      
Other known names        
Current Status        
Content on BHIMSEN will be added as and when available. 
Ships History

Once a ship had been built and launched she then had to be out-fitted, and then complete sea trials
before being handed over to her new owners, who would look to have that ship at sea, as long as possible to
pay for her build costs and of course to make the company good profits.

To this end one company may have had no requirement for a particular ship after a time and would then sell her on just like any other disposable commodity.

Hence a ship may have had a few owners and would go through many changes and names during what was
hoped for a long and successful working life.

This tug was an order for work in India and she was yet another in the long line of tugs built at the Leith Shipyards of Henry Robb Ltd

We try here to give as full an account of her history as time and research permits, if you know of missing info
or you have any photographs of her, then please get in touch and we shall update her story as we go along.

Tales from the Ship

Here you will find the stories from the men and women who sailed on the ships, what was it really like to be working on a ship in a raging sea and in the pitch dark of night, the real stories some funny some sad, some good and some bad.

Dedicated to all the brave men and women who sailed the vessels from the Leith Shipyards.

Should you know of anyone who may have sailed on her, then please feel free to get in touch so that we can add the story here.

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