UTSS was set up in March 2015 to keep alive the memory of the United Towing Co Ltd. of Hull, the ships and their crews, as well as towing in general on the Humber, the North Sea and worldwide.

There are so many stories to tell, particularly from the times of conflict, and we need to record these before they are lost forever. By joining the society you will have the personal pride of being a member of the only tug society in the Hull area that has these objectives.

On joining you will receive a membership card and an enamel badge showing the society logo.

We are producing a magazine “Bollard Pull” three times a year that serves to keep members informed and up to date on planned events, membership numbers etc. as well as containing articles on historical events throughout United’s history. These will be emailed or posted out free to members.

We are also planning exhibitions in the Maritime museum in Hull and hoping to participate in other events such as the Veterans weekend at East Park.

Finally of course, don’t forget that we have the social meetings held every two weeks on a Wednesday afternoon at the Kingston Hotel, Trinity Square, Hull. It is from these meetings, originally at other pubs, that the idea of setting up UTSS was formed, following on from an exhibition at the Town Docks museum in 2010. Our hosts at the Kingston are Lisa & Mark Fowler who keep us well fed and watered on these occasions.

We hope you will join us, our membership fee is currently only £15.  If you are interested you can complete the form on this site and pay your membership fee by Paypal. Alternatively if you prefer you can fill out a paper form and send it along with your cheque for the annual fee to the treasurer at 3 The Moat, Hedon, East Yorkshire, HU12 8GH. Please make out cheques to The United Towing and Salvage Society, or you can send the fee by bank transfer to the account number given on the form.

If you just want more information you can email the Chairman, Mike Hussey at mikehusseyffc@yahoo.co.uk

We look forward to welcoming you aboard.


The United Towing & Salvage Society