Caedmon Cross (1953); Service vessel; Tug

Scale: 1:96. This model is displayed in its original case along with two others, ‘Hutton Cross’ (SLR1697) and ‘Fiery Cross’ (SLR1689). An attached plaque reads ‘M.T. Caedmon Cross 80'0’ X 23'6’ 750 B.H.P. general purpose ship handling tug on the river Tees, incorporating general diesel propulsion and bridge control the first of her type in the United Kingdom commissioned 1953’.

Modern tugs are popular subjects for modelmakers, particularly those who like making working models, and there are a large number of kits available for those who prefer not to build them from scratch. The actual 'Caedmon Cross' was built by Scott & Son on the Clyde.

Object Details

ID: SLR1661
Collection: Ship models
Type: Full hull model; Rigged model
Display location: Not on display
Vessels: Caedmon Cross (1953)
Date made: circa 1953
People: William Crosthwaite & Son (Cross Line Tugs)
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall model and case: 350 x 1180 x 233 mm

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