Hutton Cross (1958); Service vessel; Tug

Scale: 1:96. This model is displayed in its original case along with two others, ‘Caedmon Cross’ (SLR1661) and ‘Fiery Cross’ (SLR1689). An attached plaque reads ‘M.T. Hutton Cross 79'0’ X 23'6’ 750 B.H.P general purpose harbour tug specially designed for working astern of a ship. The “Voith” Schneider propelling unit gives exceptional manoeuvrability and the tow hook position in the stern adds greatly to the tugs safety when towing at dangerous angles. The first of its type in the U.K. [to be] bridge controlled commissioned 1958’.

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 ‘Hutton Cross’ was built by Scott & Son on the Clyde.

Object Details

ID: SLR1697
Collection: Ship models
Type: Full hull model; Rigged model
Display location: Not on display
Vessels: Hutton Cross 1958
Date made: circa 1958
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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