The oldest & finest working tug
MT Kent is based in Basin No.1 at Chatham Marina in Kent. Together with its 1966 cousin they take part in events throughout the year, and every Tuesday and Saturday morning the volunteers will be pleased to show interested people around and talk about the boats.
The Kent was built in 1948 by Richards Ironworks of Lowestoft for JP Knight of Rochester and began her life on the Medway berthing ships in the Port of Rochester and Sheerness. When the BP Refinery opened at the Isle of Grain it was the Kent who assisted the first British Tanker onto the bert
Videos and photographs of the MT Kent past and present. If you have any please let us know and we will add them to the collection.
The South Eastern Tug Association is an organisation that aims to preserve and maintain a collection of historic tugs and allow them to be used to further study of this area of maritime history.