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Steam Tug “Challenge”.

Challenge served at Dunkirk in 1940 and played a part in the rescue of 338,000 Allied forces. She is the last of the seagoing Thames steam tugs (retired 1973).

Returned by the DLSRT to navigation in 2003, re-boilered and fully updated in 2012 with National Historic Ships agreement and Heritage Lottery assistance, she now has her 1945 appearance.

Challenge has access to all her spaces (engine, boiler, bridge, saloon) and can be visited by active people. At sea she can carry 12 non-paying guests. She is an ideal photographic ship providing a low, steady and wide platform.. She has her own small galley and accommodation and is usually independent of shore support.

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Length: 110ft 33.53m
Beam: 26ft 3ins 8.00m
Draft: 13ft 3.95m
Displacement: 238 tons
Engine: Steam, triple expansion 1100hp
Speed 9knots
Construction: Steel
Year Built: 1931 For detailed information please see www.stchallenge.org and at
www.dlsrt.org.uk Contacts: email to tidechaser@hotmail.com

phone 44 (0)1823 69 83 60, mobile 44 (0)7860 25 47 06

 
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