In addition to maneuvering Titanic after launch,
Herculaneum also assisted during Titanic’s sea trials
out of Belfast on 2 April 1912.
Alexandra Towing Co., Ltd.
Port of Registry: Liverpool Flag of Registry: British Funnel: Buff, black top with white stripe of equal width
below, thin white stripe separating white from buff funnel. Company Flag: White, quartered by a broad red cross, red
block letters, one in each quadrant A T )top) C L (bottom) Signal Letters: (1912) HNQK Steel hull, sloop rig, one iron
deck Engines: Compound. 2 cyc. 21” 44” by 27”
Single screw Tonnage: 172 gross; 165 underdeck; 4 net Dimensions: length 95.2 ft. width 22.6 ft. depth 12/3 ft.
1909 Built and engineered by Cran & Co. Leith (yard
1909 Trials March 5th
Through 1932 Herculaneum was registered at Liverpool and worked
mainly out of Swansea.
During 1933-34 and 1947-48 her name does not appear in Lloyd’s
Reappearing in the 1948-49 register, her port of registry now
is Swansea. Signal letters are now MCXR but ownership remains unchanged.
In December 1960 the Lloyd’s classification was withdrawn
and she was scrapped at Passage West in October 1961, replaced in 1962 by another
tug of the same name.