South African Tugboats

These images were taken between 1986 and 1995 in South Africa, and the names used are the original names that were given to the vessels. This page also replaced the mysterious former page that did not have a accessible gallery source page so that I could add in new images.  I am thankful to those who have helped to expand this page by offering images, you know who you are.

Harbour Tugs

  • W Marshall Clarke – UHUVA
  • Jan Heywood – INDWA
  • RH Tarpey – UZAVOLO
  • JH Botha – IBHAKU
  • HR Moffat – INGWENYA
  • Otto Buhr – UMZUMBE
  • Janie Oelofsen – NONOTI
  • Bertie Groenewald – UMVOTI
  • Dupel Erasmus – UMSUNDUZI
  • Piet Aucamp – INYALAZI
  • Bart Grove – UMHLALI
  • Kobus Loubser – IMONTI
  • Dirk Coetzee – MPUNZI
  • Coenie De Villiers – UMTHWALUME
  • PJC du Plessis – BRENTON
  • Ben Schoeman – SHIRAZ
  • W.H Andrag – CHARDONNAY
  • Paul Sauer – PINOTAGE
  • Lourens Muller – MERLOT
Other Harbour Craft

  • John Cox – BALLITO (pilot boat)
  • RE Jones – PIPER (suction dredger)
  • LL Varley – IMPISI (pilot tug)
  • JF Craig – CRANE (grab dredger)
  • WA Willetts – ORIENT (pilot boat)
  • R.G. Kinnell PB GARNET (pilot boat)
  • L.A. Dickenson PB PETREL (pilot boat)
  • G.H. Harding – PB SALAMANDER (pilot boat)
  • D.P. Powell – IVUBU (pilot boat)
  • R.P. Jackson – INYONI (pilot boat)
  • Roy Forbes – PORT OF DURBAN (corporate launch)

I have been slowly recreating some of these pages to order them a bit better. I will be removing images as I categorise them. 

Tugs of my past (1) 1970's builds)

Tugs of my past (1) 1970’s builds

Tugs of my past (2) 1980's builds

Tugs of my past (2) 1980’s builds

The John Ross and Wolraad Woltemade

The much loved steam tugs of the former SAR & H

Night Duty Tugs

Night Duty Tugs
Durban

Voorspeler

Voorspeler.
Unicorn Lines

JR More alongside, with Ulundi behind her

JR More alongside
with Ulundi behind

ES Steytler (L), JD White (R)

ES Steytler  JD White

Indlazi

Indlazi

Danie Hugo

Danie Hugo

Palmiet

Palmiet

Royal Tern

Royal Tern

Danie Du Plessis

Danie Du Plessis

Blue Jay

Blue Jay

Enseleni

Enseleni

Inyalazi

Inyalazi

Arctic Tern

Arctic Tern

FH Boltman

FH Boltman

Ndongeni

Ndongeni

The photos of Indlazi, Royal Tern, Palmiet, Mkuze, Enseleni and Tugela are courtesy of Terry Hutson, Arctic Tern (1) by George Durant, Arctic Tern (2) , Brenton and Ibhayi courtesy of The SA Transport Website. Photo of Ndongeni courtesy of Allan Jackson, Photo of Inyalazi courtesy of Stewart Siddall. Photo of Voortrekker and Voorspeler courtesy of Deene Collopy

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