The blog of Photographer, Researcher and Author Chris Jones
Monday, 10 January 2011
Motor Tug John King
Seen here at the Bristol Harbour Festival in 2007 undertaking passenger trips within Bristol City Docks.
John King is a steel hulled tug built in 1935 by Charles Hill & Sons Ltd of Bristol for the local tug operator CJ King & Sons Ltd She was purchased in 1970 by F.A. Ashmead & Son and renamed Peter Leigh. Sold again in 1978, she was renamed Pride. In 1986 she took the name Durdham.