Jack Willis

The tug GENERAL VII of the Thames and General Lighterage Co.. She was built in 1962.

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  • Does anyone remember my partner Jimmy Carter who was apprenticed in 1956 and worked for The Thames Lighterage Company until 1982. Father Jack Carter.

    By Wendy Walker (02/02/2024)
  • Does anyone remember the Littleboy family who were Thames Watermen for generations? Harry Littleboy – known as Spanker – was the skipper of the General VII. Rob and Mo Littleboy were apprenticed to him in 1946 and 1947.

    By Debra Littleboy (27/09/2021)
  • My father Lawrence Taylor
    LOL. was skippers mate and Skipper
    in the 1960’s. I use to go with him and make the tea and coffee for the barge hands.

    By Terry Taylor (28/06/2021)
  • Worked on the seven as tug boy in 64 captain alfie trott great crew best time of my life . Ernie waughman

    By ernie wayghman (10/09/2018)

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