Acacia

built 1931 by Yarwood, W J & Sons Ltd, Northwich

Designated ensign Designated house flag

1986

Registered


Cargo Vessel

Narrow Boat


Ellesmere Port


Private use

Houseboat


No

No


23/08/2005

07/04/2009



Gallery


Propulsion

Motor

Inboard diesel


1954

None


None


Dimensions

To be confirmed

6.10 feet (1.86 metres)


70.60 feet (21.53 metres)

3.00 feet (0.92 metres)


0.00


History

ACACIA was one of six boats built by Yarwoods in coppered steel, which was unusual material for that period. She was commissioned by Fellows, Morton & Clayton Ltd and worked the northern half of the Shropshire Union Canal. In 1948, ACACIA became a maintenance craft for British Waterways and remained in that role until purchased by a private owner. She was re-built by G. Edgson of Norton Canes Boatbuilders in 1991 and given a new superstructure and steel hull.

Key dates

  1. 1931 Built by Yarwoods of Northwich for Fellows Morton & Clayton
  2. 1948 Became a maintenance craft for British Waterways
If you are the owner of the vessel and would like to provide more details or updated information please contact info@nationalhistoricships.org.uk

copper fastened:

a vessel whose plank fastenings are of copper rather than iron