Fearless (tugboat)

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Steam tug Fearless.JPG
  • Rockwing (1945 - 1947)
  • Tapline 2 (1948 - 1949)
  • Abqaiq 3 (1949 - 1954)
  • Fearless (1954 - current)
Owner: National Trust of South Australia
Builder: Midlands Shipyards Ltd
Launched: May 1945
General characteristics
Tonnage: Gross tonnage (GT) of 249
Length: 36 m (118 ft)
Propulsion: Triple Expansion steam engine cylinders

Fearless is a tugboat that is located in Birkenhead, Port Adelaide, Australia.

She was built in Midland, Ontario, Canada in 1945 as the Rockwing, then renamed Tapline 2 (1948–49) and Abqaiq 3 (1949-1954). She received the name Fearless in 1954.[1]

Fearless was put up for sale in 1972 in Brisbane and bought by Mr Keith LeLeu for $1. He sailed her to Adelaide with a volunteer crew, taking nine days. Four months later LeLeu sold the ship, with other museum materials, to the National Trust of Australia, again for $1.[2]