ARGUS T was a tug from Leigh-on-Sea that used to come to the Blackwater to work with the laid-up ships. She was later was converted to a houseboat.
TSA Tugs, Leigh on Sea
Above: Tug ARGUS T turning the ESSEX FERRY in the River Blackwater. Also alongside the ESSEX FERRY are the barge and workboat SCEPTRE that were used by Clarke & Carter working with laid-up ships. In the background are the ZAK and the ATTICA. 28 Apr 1983 Source: Mersea Museum / Ashley Upsher Collection