OLD DEVONPORT . UK
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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: December 01, 2020
Webpage updated: December 04, 2020

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ROYAL DOCKYARD

HARBOUR SUPPORT VESSELS

This webpage contains information and images of some of the vessels that have been used, or are thought to have been used, at Devonport Royal Dockyard over the years.  In many cases there is not a lot of information available about them.

Steam Paddle-tug HMT "Pert".

HMT "Pert" at Devonport Royal Dockyard, August 25th 1953.
From the author's collection.

Built by Messrs J I Thornycroft at Woolston, Southampton, Hampshire, and launched on April 4th (Tuesday) or 5th (Wednesday) 1916.  She was an enlarged member of the Robust-class, of 1,023 tons.  She measured 178 feet overall x 36 feet x 12 feet depth and could travel at 13 knots.  It was claimed that she could tow three destroyers at once.

HMS "Pert" was withdrawn and broken up in 1962.

 

Tank Vessel "Cremyll".

The Admiralty Tank Vessel "Cremyll" at Devonport Royal Dockyard on September 8th 1938.
From the author's collection.

The 480 ton Tank Vessel "Cremyll" was operated by the Superintending Victualling Officer's department at the Royal William Victualling Yard, East Stonehouse, to carry fresh water to Royal Naval warships moored in Plymouth Sound.

Tug "Recovery"

A twin-screw tug, the "Recovery" weighed 620 tons.  She was based at Devonport in 1939.

Tug "Retort"

The tug "Retort" was based at Devonport in 1939.