Pudge

Pudge

Pudge

Pudge

Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
Pudge
Boat Type: 
Barge
Boat Length: 
92 ft 6 ins
Boat Beam: 
22 ft 6 ins
Boat Draft: 
3 ft 6 ins
Boat Displacement: 
97 tons approx.
Boat Engine: 
Kelvin 66hp Diesel
Boat Construction: 
Pitch pine on oak
Boat Builder: 
London & Rochester Trading Co.
Boat Year: 
1922
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Nowadays few sailing boats - leave alone commercial vessels with cargoes of 150 tons or more - would be considered safe without a powerful engine. At the time of Dunkirk all but a few of the barges that went over managed quite well on sails alone. Pudge was an exception and her Kelvin Diesel auxiliary engine, rarely used, saved her life as well as that of her crew and the others on board.

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