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PRESERVED TUG: Calshot moves house

The tug tender Calshot (pictured at 42 Berth) has moved to a permanent new home in Southampton. After 12 years alongside a busy ro-ro jetty, the 1929-built vessel has been moved to a new position near Town Quay.

It is hoped the former Red Funnel Towage vessel will become a key attraction at the city’s planned Aeronautica museum, opening in 2015. The £8 million project plans to celebrate Southampton’s maritime and aviation history with a museum sited in the docks that would house historic aircraft and ships linked to the city.

Calshot was the largest tug tender built for Red Funnel. She has worked the world’s greatest ocean liners, including Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth, United States and France.

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