Aberystwyth

Butty built 1951 by Walker, W H & Brothers, Rickmansworth

Designated ensign Designated house flag

2009

Registered


Cargo Vessel

Narrow Boat


Butty

Cowley


Ongoing conservation

Private: operating


No

No


14/07/2006

07/04/2009




Propulsion

Towed

None


None

None


Dimensions

To be confirmed

6.98 feet (2.13 metres)


69.93 feet (21.33 metres)

To be confirmed


30.00


History

ABERYSTWYTH is a narrow boat butty with a wooden hull, built in 1952. She was a towed vessel, built for the Docks and Inland Waterways Executive, operating in the North West Division. She also traded in Willow Wren colours, carrying coal to Seddons at Middlewich. She was the penultimate boat built by Walkers and is believed to be the only survivor today. Recently, she suffered fire damage and needed a new back cabin and replacement planks. We are lacking information on this particular vessel. If you have any information on this vessel past or present, please contact us.

Key dates

  1. 1951 Built by W H  Walker
  2. 1951 - Worked fror Docks and Inland Waterways and Willow Wren
If you are the owner of the vessel and would like to provide more details or updated information please contact info@nationalhistoricships.org.uk

keel bar:

metal bar forming the keel of a metal vessel