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Originally intended GUCCC pairing with butty 373, Thoth.  Middle Northwich, "V" bottomed with round chines, Star class.

20 December 1942 - shortened by order of the Ministry of War (Transport) to 45' - 40' hull plus 5' ice-breaking ram  Fore end plates over-plated within, and fore end strengthenedwith angled stringers from stem back into the hold.

Was BWB maintenance tug for many years and also worked under Matty's colours.

December 1958 - engine refitted at Saltley with Petter PD3M.

Tycho is also listed under Grand Union boats.