Southcliffe

Humber Keel built 1923 by Dunston, Richard, Thorne

Designated ensign Designated house flag

2084

Registered


Cargo Vessel

Barge


Humber Keel

Aire & Calder Canal


Private use

Private: operating


No

No


01/02/2008

01/07/2014



Gallery


Propulsion

Sail

Inboard diesel


1940

None


None


Dimensions

To be confirmed

15.50 feet (4.73 metres)


61.50 feet (18.76 metres)

7.50 feet (2.29 metres)


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History

Built in 1923 by Dunston's of Thorne, SOUTHCLIFFE is a Humber Keel cargo vessel of steel plate construction. She was originally a sailing vessel and had her first and only engine installed in 1940 - a Lister diesel model JP2. She was built for W Bleasdale & Co. and was transferred to British Waterways in 1958 for inland and Humber use. She was later bought by V Waddington's for inland use. SOUTHCLIFFE still has her original captain's quarters in pitch pine and mahogany. Her hold is now fitted out in a similar style and her renovation has been ongoing for 6 years. She has been re-masted and is undergoing sail and rigging work to return, under sail, to the Humber.

Grants

  1. October 2008 A Sustainability Grant of £2,000 was made towards the costs of new sails from the Strategic Development Fund of National Historic Ships
If you are the owner of the vessel and would like to provide more details or updated information please contact info@nationalhistoricships.org.uk

hawse eye:

tubular metal fitting in the bows of a vessel through which the anchor cable passes