Hero spent 68 years saving ships in trouble

By Carol Herben, Oam
Updated January 13 2015 - 12:22pm, first published January 12 2015 - 5:11pm
A photo of the Hero tugboat lying on rocks in Port Kembla Harbour after capsizing while trying to help freighter Bulwarra. The photo appeared in the Illawarra Mercury on July 4, 1960, with the headline ‘‘The Hero Lies Vanquished’’.
A photo of the Hero tugboat lying on rocks in Port Kembla Harbour after capsizing while trying to help freighter Bulwarra. The photo appeared in the Illawarra Mercury on July 4, 1960, with the headline ‘‘The Hero Lies Vanquished’’.
The tugboat Hero tows the Pamir to sea from Sydney Harbour in 1947. Picture: MAX DUPAIN, Australian National Maritime Museum
The tugboat Hero tows the Pamir to sea from Sydney Harbour in 1947. Picture: MAX DUPAIN, Australian National Maritime Museum

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