Fiery Cross (1957); Service vessel; Tug

Scale: 1:96. This model is displayed in its original case along with two others, ‘Hutton Cross’ (SLR1697) and 'Caedmon Cross' (SLR1661). An attached plaque reads ‘M.T. “Fiery Cross” 95'6’ x 26'6’ 1500 B.H.P. heavy harbour, coastal and rescue tug based in the River Tees. The “Kort” rudder greatly increases towing power and manoeuvrability Bridge controlled and one of the most powerful tugs in the United Kingdom commissioned 1957’.

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 Fiery Cross' was built by Scott & Son on the Clyde.

Object Details

ID: SLR1689
Collection: Ship models
Type: Full hull model; Rigged model
Display location: Not on display
Vessels: Fiery Cross 1957
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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