The Steam Tug Kerne

Stories

Full steam ahead for Merseyside ship following emergency grant

Built in 1913, Steam Tug Kerne served as a Royal Navy ship in the First World War and is the only remaining operational steam tug of her type in the UK. But the sudden hit of coronavirus (COVID-19) meant the Kerne’s days on the water were numbered. Since her retirement as a working vessel, this coal
Changing lives: research gives Tony a surprise
Tony Gutteridge with the display about former dockyard workers Jeff Gilbert

Stories

Changing lives: research gives Tony a surprise

A former Chatham dockyard apprentice discovered that ancestors of his had worked in the same place two centuries earlier.