Prior to the introduction of steam tugs in the mid-nineteenth century, sailing ships entering the Port of Swansea remained totally dependent on the wind and the tide. When the GWR took over Swansea Docks in it claimed priority over all in-dock towage within the port, allowing private tug companies to work only when the GWR tugs could not fulfil operational requirements.

An office in Somerset Place was opened in Inship owners won the right to make their own towage arrangements at the port and, Cmopany a consequence, the GWR suffered a serious reduction in the demand for its in-dock towage services.

Shortly afterwards a similar arrangement was Vintage Football Jumper Company into with the Britannia Steam Towing Company, which had operated at Swansea since The two companies entered into a Toiwng service arrangement inafter which the Britannia Steam Towing Company was taken over by the Alexandra Towing Company.

Retired Section Swansea Docks. Tugs at the Port of Swansea. Founded at Liverpool inafter the take-over of Alexandra Towing Company Tugs B Cowl's towage firm of and with the Mack family and Alexander Bicket Athel Line among the major shareholders, the Alexandra Towing Company became one of the major towage firms on the River Mersey. In it Alexandra Towing Company Tugs over W. The following are the towing charges for Alexandra Blazer Badge.

This cap badge belonged to Clifford Jones the father of D Jones pictured Alexandra Towing Company Tugs. Brief history of the Alexandra Towing Company. Notes on Towage — Swansea Docks.

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The Alexandra Towing Company Limited was established in 1887 and played a leading role in the British towage industry. The company was formed in Liverpool to take over the business of Mr George Bell Cowl and his five tugs, the four ‘Flying’ tugs and the ‘ TURBOT ’ for which they paid £13,000.00.…

ALEXANDRA TOWING COMPANY LIMITED - World Museum

ALEXANDRA TOWING COMPANY LIMITED Founded at Liverpool in 1887, after the takeover of G.B. Cowl's tonnage firm of 1882, with the Mack family and Alexander Bicket (Athel Line) among the major shareholders, it became one of the major towage firms on the Mersey. It took over W. & T. Joliffe & Co. of Liverpool, a tug company founded in 1854.…

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The twentieth century saw the development of larger, more advanced steam tugs and eventually, in the early 1960’s at Swansea, modern diesel-powered tugs. The towage companies operating at Swansea during the twentieth century were the Britannia Steam Towing Company, the Alexandra Towing Company which was taken over by Howard Smith Towing in ...…

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The last tug to be painted in Britannia’s colours was the Alexandra Towing Company tug ‘Trover’, acquired in 1965. Built by Richard Dunston in 1943 as TID 59, the tug was bought by P Carney of Sunderland in 1947 and renamed ‘Sunnyside’. The ‘Trover’ was later sold by Alexandra ……

Alexander Towing - Ships Nostalgia

Apr 29, 2009 · Hi All, Have been away for a while.I'm on about The Alexander Towing Co.My G/Dad was Captain on the "Bramley Moore" before,during and just after WW2.I know he signed his Employment Agreement 26th,June 1926, 6 pound 6 shillings a week.10% bonus on all ships when he was in Command,plus 1 weeks holiday a year.Most of the records were destroyed when the Offices burnt out ……