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A steam tug towing a large sailing ship off the Surrey Docks.
|A steam tug towing a large sailing ship off the Surrey Docks.|
|© National Maritime Museum, London|
|Repro ID: H1808|
|Description: The unglamorous, but industrious little ships of London's tug fleet were the workhorses of the Thames. They provided a vital service, towing vessels in and out of the docks. They were also used to tow trains of dumb barges that were laden with goods up and down the river.|
|Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London. Thacker collection.|