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Kingston Mouldings

Hull Length:760mm (30") Beam:215mm (8.5") Scale:1/50th
Eskgarth is a powerful single-screw diesel tug that was built by Richards Shipbuilders at Great Yarmouth in 1976, for handling some of the very large oil tankers that visit the port of Milford Haven on the south Wales coast. In addition to towing, Eskgarth is also well equipped with dispersant spraying gear for dealing with oil spillages that have long been a continuing hazard to marine ecology in the area. The detailed drawing was produced from the original Shipbuilder's plans, together with some additional material supplied by Cory Towage, the vessel’s original owners. Eskgarth also had an identical sister tug Edengarth, and the real thing can be seen in the second photo below. The following two photos show a fine pair of models built on this hull, the first is a prize winner by Pete Slater of Nottingham, and the next example was built by well known writer and draughtsman Phil Thomas of Glasgow, using a slightly modified Eskgarth hull, to model an almost identical but slightly lengthened Clyde based Cory tug that was originally named Campaigner. Phil is a well-known draughtsman and writer, and his book British Steam Tugs is a classic work on the subject. Phil has also had countless plans and magazine articles published over the years, both on full size ships and scale models, and he very generously supplied original shipbuilder's drawings for several of the other designs on this website.