ABER

built 1936 by Harland & Wolff Ltd, Woolwich

Designated ensign Designated house flag

2840

Registered


Cargo Vessel

Narrow Boat


Grand Union Canal


Private use

Private Use


No

No


06/01/2015

30/11/-0001



Gallery


Propulsion

Motor

Diesel


1980

None


None


Dimensions

5.00 feet (1.52 metres)

7.08 feet (2.16 metres)


71.42 feet (21.77 metres)

3.50 feet (1.07 metres)


39.00


History

ABER is a Woolowich class Narrow Boat built by Harland & Wolff at Woolwich in1936 and is a vessel of steel riveted construction with a Russell Newbery diesel engine.

Commissioned by and working for the Grand Union Canal Carrying Company she began cargo carrying duties. After a long career as a carrying boat in about 1963 she became a maintenance boat and later passed through various ownerships until bought by her present owner in 2012.

Key dates

  1. 1936 Built by Harland & Wolff, Woolwich
  2. 1963 Transferred to British Waterways Board as a maintenance vessel
  3. 1984 Extensive repair, replating and new decks
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