Tug Tender Calshot Trust

Tug Tender Calshot Trust The Tug Tender Calshot Trust was set up in 1997 with the prime aim of restoring CALSHOT to her 1930's profile.
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1929 tug tender built by John I Thornycroft & Co. Ltd in Woolston on the river Itchen in Southampton her home port. Upon her launch in 1930 she was put into service by Red Funnel for duties as a tug and tender to the cruise liners that came in and out of Southampton and to the Liners just outside the port. She was in service with Red Funnel between 1930-1964. World War 2 - During the war the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth carried some 1,500,000 servicemen. The Queen Mary crossed the Atlantic 86 times. CALSHOT went north to the Clyde and ferried troops to and from both Queens. After 1964 she was sold to Holland America Line and served as a Tender for Maasdam and Ryndam based in Galway, Eire and was renamed Galway Bay. She was later used as a ferry between Galway and the Aran Islands. She was bought back in 1986 by Southampton City Council and was displayed afloat outside the planned site for the Maratime Museum in Ocean Village Southampton. In 1991 she was moved to her permanent berth in Town Quay but later moved to the Council Wharf.

Mission: The Tug Tender Calshot Trust was set up in 1997 with the prime aim of restoring CALSHOT to her 1930's profile. It is intended that she will eventually become part of the Port of Southampton's educational programme. There will be school visits and the ship will offer hands-on experience for the Sea Cadets Corps as well as serving as a base for other maritime organisations.

22/08/2014

Today we are down at the Southampton Maratime Festival come down to our Marquee and meet some of the voulenteers

Tug Tender Calshot Trust's cover photo
12/12/2012

Tug Tender Calshot Trust's cover photo

02/04/2012

Look out for the Calshot in the coming weeks during Titanic as she will be playing the role of the Titanic on the 10th April leaving the old ocean terminal at 12 noon.

Engine room
24/07/2011

Engine room

A photo of our move for 42 to 50 berth in Southpton Docks on 5th April 2011
20/07/2011

A photo of our move for 42 to 50 berth in Southpton Docks on 5th April 2011

Calshot
15/07/2011

Calshot

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50 Berth
Southampton

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