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Open Day, from 23 Sep 2017

Steam Tug 'Brent'

Steam Tug 'Brent'


Steam Tug Brent Trust

01621 855058


Hythe Quay,


Brent has been a much loved local landmark for over forty years and will be open for several days throughout the year for you to come & meet the crew and see the boat for yourself. The Steam Tug Brent Trust aim to raise enough funds to restore Brent back to working order and see her sailing again.

Brent is the last surviving steam vessel of the Port of London Authority's fleet and one of only three steam vessels left of many which were once in use on the River Thames and in the London Docks' system. Brent is one of only three steam 'TID' class tugs left in Britain, of 182 built for the Admiralty as part of the War effort mostly by women, using pioneering all welded flate plate construction.

Brent is a classic small 'Lighterage' steam tug, a rare survivor of many hundreds which once worked around British and overseas dockyards, ports, coasts and rivers. She is now one of only four of this class left in the U.K.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 23 Sep 2017
Sun 8 Oct 2017



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