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The Indian summer of the inner London docks: the Grierson Collection

Introduction
Shaw Savill & Albion (I)
Shaw Savill & Albion (II)
The Blue Star Line (I)
The Blue Star Line (II)
PLA tugs
The New Zealand Shipping Company
The Ben Line
The Brocklebank Line
The Harrison Line
The Glen Line
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PLA tugs

The Port of London Authority operated a fleet of tugs to assist vessels in the port. They all carried the prefix PLA- before their names.

The 'Platoon' assisting the 'Paraguay Star'.

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The 'Platoon' assisting the 'Paraguay Star'.
The PLA tug 'Platoon' (1965) helps the Blue Star Line's 'Paraguay Star' (1948) through the entrance lock into the West India Docks.

The 'Platoon' and the 'Bengloe'.

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The 'Platoon' and the 'Bengloe'.
The PLA tug 'Platoon' (1965) manoeuvring the Ben Line's 'Bengloe' (1961) in the King George V Dock in 1966.
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The 'Platoon' and the 'Argentina Star'.

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The 'Platoon' and the 'Argentina Star'.
The Blue Star Line's 'Argentina Star' (1947) manoeuvring with the PLA tug 'Platoon' (1965) in the King George V Dock.

The 'Platina' and the 'Argentina Star'.

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The 'Platina' and the 'Argentina Star'.
The PLA tug 'Platina' (1952) and the Blue Star Line's 'Argentina Star' (1947) in the King George V Dock.
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The tug 'Platina' and the 'Duquesna'.

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The tug 'Platina' and the 'Duquesna'.
The PLA tug 'Platina' (1952) guiding the 'Duquesna' (1949) in the Royal Albert Dock.

The 'Platina' and the 'Argentina Star'.

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The 'Platina' and the 'Argentina Star'.
The PLA tug 'Platina' (1951) and the Blue Star Line's 'Argentina Star' (1947) in the Royal Albert Dock.
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The 'Plateau' and 'Platina' with the 'Masirah'.

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The 'Plateau' and 'Platina' with the 'Masirah'.
The PLA tugs 'Plateau' (1952) and 'Platina' (1952) and the Brocklebank Line's 'Masirah' (1957) in the King George V Dock in 1964.
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Introduction
Shaw Savill & Albion (I)
Shaw Savill & Albion (II)
The Blue Star Line (I)
The Blue Star Line (II)
PLA tugs
The New Zealand Shipping Company
The Ben Line
The Brocklebank Line
The Harrison Line
The Glen Line
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