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Tebro, tug far from home
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No: 6533   Contributor: Peter Langsdale   Year: 2012   Manufacturer: Unknown   Country: Italy
Tebro, tug far from home

Photographed in Fiumicino harbour on the River Tiber, Italy, on 12 October 2012. Palermo is of course the capital of Sicily.
Picture added on 29 March 2013 at 07:37
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Sad to see this old 'Lady' looking so tired. She was originally the Lady Thelma owned by JH Piggot in Grimsby UK. My father was her skipper from new in 1967 until he delivered her to her new Italian owners in c1985. Many happy memories of time aboard as a boy:-)

Added by Steve Gamble on 28 January 2015.
I also had a few trips out on this tug when Lady Thelma at Immingham. It belonged to Humber Tugs I think when I went out on it, up and down the river and out into the North Sea. I remember distinctly going out to bring in a ship called "Overseas Adventurer", which I believe has since been scrapped. I did have some old black and white photos of her but they have long since disappeared! My Uncle was the skipper.

Added by Peter D on 04 December 2015.
I also meant to add, she was built by Appledore in Devon. I am told the only fire it went to put out, it sank the ship! but not sure how true that is.

Added by Peter D on 04 December 2015.
Thats right, got a call ship, (Condor) I think doing oil related work out side the river, took fire brigade and salvage pump. put the fire out ok just filled it full of water and lost the pump as well.

Added by Pete Mc.(ex Tuggie) on 01 January 2016.
Yes it is true the the first fire it went to and was sunk I worked on the lady Thelma for over a year started as deckhand joined her in May 1967 when she was new skipper was Jimmy Gamble mate was Alf Lee deckhands was Mark Apleyard who was ex fire officer in the fire brigade also Pete Shores also myself Graham Huntley chief engineer was Les Jenkins second was David Webster

Added by Graham Huntley on 23 April 2017.
Anyone knows who owns it now I would love to buy her. I can be reached [email protected]
Capt Louis

Added by Jc louis on 03 May 2017.
Jc, the Company which owns this tug now is Semarpo Srl

I have tried to find their website but it appears to have been taken down, they did have one about 10 years ago, but it wasn't very interactive. If you find them, and you buy it back, please let me know.



Added by Pete D on 10 June 2017.
I was deck hand on her and we went to 2 firers both tankers no fire to put out though Jim Gamble was skipper mate Mick Linch other deck hand harry michael.

Added by Ronald Race on 15 October 2017.
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