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S.S. Master


Length Overall 85 ft

Beam 19.5 ft

Tonnage 225

Power Triple Expansion Steam Engine

Propeller 8′ – 9 pitch

Horse Power 330 hp

Normal Cruise 7 knots @ 100 rpm


The SS Master was built in 1922 for Captain Herman Thorsen. Very few ships were being built in the province during this period, (only 6 over 40′), and the Master was just about the last tug launched with a triple expansion steam engine installed.


The Master was one of a trio of wood hulled tugs that were turned out at the Beach Avenue Shipyard in False Creek. Although almost identical in design and size, the MASTER was however, 5′ shorter than the other two, the SEA SWELL and the R.F.M.

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Tugs are by far my favorite boats.

My dad's early career was living and working aboard local coastline and deep sea tugs.

Dad's best friend (in his early years) was the engineer of the SS Master. My dad recalls spending time upon the Master assisting him in fine tuning the steam engines on this beautiful tug.

The Master's sister tug, the R.F.M was another tug my dad fondly remembers working on.


This image of the SS Master was captured while moored at

Granville Island

Vancouver, BC


Rapid feet movement.

Only w/ Snapseed.

"El sueño de la razón produce monstruos..." Goya.

This image is better viewed: LARGE


Benched in Southern California

Ok you little fiends, Usually I wait untill Sunday. But Fuck it , Heres a little update for you !!!!!!!

La chanteuse Vanessa Paradis était l'invitée de La Matinale RFM, le lundi 23 novembre 2009

rfm mk3a 10246 on a hutchinson heavy haulage truck m42

Citadel station, Carlisle, Cumbria (15.10.08)

1997 Ford Transit 120 SWB refrigerated box.


Last MoT test expired in August 2013.

Caught By A In Southern Alberta

Caught By A In Southern Alberta



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Land Rover Defender-bodied off road racer based on a 1972 Range Rover chassis.


Registered in January 1973.

lyon transporting rfm 10235 m42

British rail 1979 BREL Derby built MK 3 10271 GFW converted from RFM 10018 which also carried the number 10236 in 2012 when fitted with plug doors seen at London marylebone in chiltern railways silver livery

Benched in Southern ONT. Canada.

April 2011.

Benched in Southern Ontario.

August 2012.

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