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JOHN H AMOS

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sandystrone:
Can anyone give me the latest on the preservation of the last surviving steam paddle tug in the UK.  I believe she lies at Rochester, having been moved from Chatham. as per photo.

JOHN H AMOS was built at Paisley for use on the river Tees, nearly 80 years ago.
                                                                                                                Sandy

Eddy Matthews:
Hi Sandy,

Sadly the Medway Maritime Trust's website hasn't been updated for over a year now :(

http://www.medwaymaritimetrust.org.uk/johnhamos/index.html

The last time I saw the John H Amos was about 18 months ago, and as far as I know there's been no progress since then - Or at least none that I've heard of.

Regards
Eddy

lenknight:
The “Amos” lies by the St Marys Island, formally part of Chatham Dockyard, on a pontoon awaiting funding to restore her. The Medway Maritime Trust own her, as they do other vessels, their website is as under.
Len Knight MQPS.
http://www.medwaymaritimetrust.org.uk/
PS:As Eddy has said little progress, sadly with the economic climate, funding of any kind will now be hard to come by. But I am sure Martin Stevens is not a man to give up, he has friends in influential places at least!

sandystrone:
Thanks Len, and a very interesting web site
                                                          Sandy

Paddlemex:

I found this series of pictures of the John H. Amos. According to my search in the "Search" option they have not yet been posted in this forum.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jf01350/sets/72157617231943410

They show the ship on its actual position in Chatham. Actually I was able to locate her on Google Earth.
Lots of detail pictures of the (deteriorated) hull, the wheels and rudder.
WARNING: these pictures may cause depression.

The page is weird, on my PC sometimes it loads and sometimes I get a "no access" error message. Just try several times.

Jurgen

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