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London Canal Museum
12-13 New Wharf Road King's Cross
London N1 9RT
United Kingdom

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Bantam IV Tug

The London Canal Museum received this number IV of the Bantam class tug boat in 1994. This boat was completed in 1950 by E. C. Jones and Sons of Brentford, and was used for canal maintenance and in gravel pits. In its later years it worked on the Kennet and Avon Canal. Bantam Tug boats were uniquely designed between 1940 and 1960 to push and not tow barges along the canals.
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The Bantam tug's engine is a Lister JP2 diesel engine which is started by hand, requiring much muscle and and skill.

Be sure to watch the video on how a push-tug works and listen to the audio of the engine working.

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This Bantam tug donated to the London Canal Museum in 1994. It was originally used in gravel pits and for canal maintenance. It is a "pusher" tug that propels a large barge.
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Battlebridge Basin (outside)
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