Im not that great with names but I kept in touch with a few of the tuggies who like me moved on to other ports. Was Kevins best mate for a while. We were both on the Grapeshot until he went to the Brenda I think.We did our mates together and were both into bikes. I went to Devonport and Kevin to Portsmouth. He ended up as a pilot there. Jeff Ward, Bill Clarke? and Paul Lifton also took their mates and ended up at Portsmouth. Dave Farrow went to the Clyde, then to mooring boats, and he finally ended up as the Mooring Master in Portsmouth. Didnt know the guy at Chatham (I left before he joined) but came across Kevin Barbar in Devonport. He also ended up as a pilot.
But I really lost touch with most of them once I got my mates in 75. I was called to the office by Curly; told 'congratulations youve passed. There will be a boat at Bull Nose in an hour to take you out to the Kinloss.Youre joining her as Mate'!!! And that was basically me finished with the tugs at Chatham.
Not sure if you remember the Harding brothers, but Andy who was also on the Kinloss is still on the mooring side with Serco, and supplies most of the PAS/RMAS photos for the shipnostalgia website.
From the engineering side Tony Carey ended up as the Head of Engineering at Bath and Jack LeBreton as Chief Engineer on the Navs in Portsmouth.
Yes; shame nothing was set up on closure, but with a lot retiring or moving to other ports it would have been quite difficult pre-internet.