Steam Tugboat "Tooronga" and "Orcades"


Steam Tugboat "Tooronga" was one of a number of tugboats used by the Melbourne Harbour Trust to tow and push larger vessels in and out of Port Melbourne and the Docks.

"Tooronga" was built in 1922 in Dartmouth, England, and was broken up in 1965 in Melbourne.

This photograph is from the mid-20th century, actual date unknown, somewhere between 1948 (when Orcades started service, although probably closer to 1960) and 1965, which is the year that "Tooronga" was broken up.

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Collections: Melbourne 1941-1960

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