Steamtug Wyola


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    James R

      Hi all, I’m searching for information on the steamtug “Wyola”, built in 1912 by JT Eltringham & Co. in South Shields, for the Swan River Shipping Company of Western Australia, to the order of McIlwraith McEacharn and Co. This tug served the port of Fremantle from 1912-1970, and is the longest serving tug at the port.
      Ship No. 288, official No. 131636, I’m searching for ship’s plans, letters of correspondence between Builder, owners and agents, particularly pertaining to the order to build the Wyola, to specifications required.
      Any photos of JT Eltringham shipyard or maps showing it’s location?
      Any information on Shields Engineering who supplied the Triple expansion engine?
      Wyola was requisitioned by The Admiralty in 1918 and spent 2 years as a salvage/ rescue tug in the Mediterranean.
      I’d dearly love to find photos or documentation of this time.
      Any ideas on where to source any information are most welcome,
      I look forward to hearing from you,
      James Riley

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