Ship Number
Vessel Type
Tug / Tender
Govan Yard
Slip Number
Launch Date
September 1, 1925
September 22, 1925
Pacific Steam Navigation Co.
125 grt
BP Length
86 feet
19 feet
No. of Screws
Speed (approx)
7 knots
Widdop 100 b.h.p. semi-diesel
Official No.

She was built as a tug and water tender at Valparaiso and sold locally in 1942.
A MOTOR TUG AND WATER TENDER. The Temuco, Built by H&W for the Pacific Steam Navigation Co.
Last month Messrs. H&W completed the motor tug and water tender "Temuco" the owners being the Pacific Steam Navigation Co. This craft, a vessel of moderate dimensions compared with the large motor ships for which the builders have a justly acquired a reputation, was constructed in three sections, and will be shipped to Valparaiso for re-erection.
The duties which the boat will undertake comprise towing, carrying fresh water and attending to heavy moorings, there are accordingly three engines installed, all built by the Widdop Engine Co., Ltd., Keighiey. The machinery comprises a 100 b.h.p. semi-Diesel engine for prolpulsion, a pumping plant for discharging the water, and a powerful oil-engined winch for mooring  vork. In length, the vessel is 86 ft., the beam and depth being 19 ft. and 9 ft. 6 ins, respectively. The hull is divided into fore and after-peak tanks, the engine-room, six tanks for fresh water, and a space for cargo.
In the water-tank space there is a centre-line bulkhead, making six tanks in all, the total capacity of water being in the neighbourhood of 150 tons. The classification is 100 Al at Lloyd’s for harbour purposes, and the speed approximately 7 knots.
The Main and Auxiliary Machinery.
The main engine has two cylinders, with a bore of 14 ins, and a stroke of 16 ins., the maximumn speed being 275 r.p.m. Reverse gearing is fitted for astern operation, a steel plate clutch being fur nished, and on the manoeuvring trials it was demonstrated that the revolutions could be reduced to the moderate figure of 90 per minute. The controls are led to the bridge alongside the wheel, it should be noted that in the plans these controls appear below the bridge, whereas they have actually been fitted as described.
[Motor Ship October 1925]