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Escort For Southampton's Iconic Tug "Calshot"
25th May 2021

On Tuesday 25th May "Challenge" had the unique privilege to escort Southampton built classic 1929 Tug Tender "Calshot" being towed from her Berth to a new Berth on the River Itchen where a major 36 month restoration project to restore her for the new private owners.
As "Calshot" passed the site of the former J Thornycroft & Co Shipyard at Woolston where "Calshot" was built, "Challenge" Saluted with her Steam Whistle and a "Farewell" Whistle as "Challenge" turned around after passing the Itchen Bridge.

Photographs by Patricia Dempsey

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