The Great Tugboat Race

Avenger IV

 The Avenger IV was built by Cochrane and Sons of Selby, England for William Watkins Ltd. and has been owned by the Elliot Steam Tug Co. and the Alexandra Towing Co. She has worked on the coast of Europe and Great Britain and also the Thames River. She was purchased by Purvis Marine Ltd. in 1985 and was sailed to Canada during the fall and early winter of the same year. She is equipped with salvage equipment and fire pumps and carries 3500 Gallons of fire fighting foam.

Owner: Purvis Marine Ltd.
Year Built: 1962
Gross Wt: 293 Tons
Length: 120 Feet
Beam: 30 Feet
Draft: 17.5 Feet
Horsepower: 2400

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