Tug Taikoo Fu
Taikoo Fu was built to a WW II design known as a T.I.D. T.I.D.s were a prefabricated design produced at the rate of one a week in the North East of England mostly on the Humber and Sunderland. There were about a hundred and eighty built. TID has ten or so derivations as no one can be certain what it stood for, variously it has been quoted as "Tug in Dock", "Towing Invasion Duties", "Tug Inshore & Dock", "Tug Inshore Defence", "Tug Inshore Duties", "Temporary Invasion Design", "Temporary Invasion Design".
Taikoo Fu was built as TID 146; Yard No. T36
Bollard pull 2.5 tons
Launched 4/5/45; completed 14/6/45 by Richard Dunston Ltd. Thorne near Goole.
In November 1945 she was shipped to Hong Kong along with four or five other TID tugs on the "Empire Marshal"
8/2/46 Commenced commercial duties for the MOWT. under the control of the Hong Kong Harbour Board.
4/9/48 Became "Taikoo Fu", scrapped in 1968 in Hong Kong.