Friendship

Narrow Boat built 1925 by Sephtons, Sutton Stop, Coventry

Ensign House flag

449

National Historic Fleet


Cargo Vessel

Barge


Narrow Boat

Ellesmere Port


Museum: indoors

Museum: indoors


No

No


13/06/1996

17/10/2012


Web site

www.thewaterwaystrust.co.uk

Gallery


Propulsion

Towed

None


None

None


Dimensions

To be confirmed

6.98 feet (2.13 metres)


71.44 feet (21.79 metres)

12.30 feet (3.75 metres)


22.00


History

An unconverted horse drawn boat, FRIENDSHIP was built in 1925 by Sephtons of Sutton, Coventry, for Joe and Rose Skinner who lived and worked on her until 1959. They mainly carried coal from the East Midlands to destinations on the Oxford Canal; for about twenty years to the Morris radiator works at Oxford; and then until their retirement to the Dairy at Banbury. Joe was a lover of animals and was not interested in having his boat motorised. She has been on display in the Boat Museum at Ellesmere Port since 1981, where she is under cover with one side opened for display.

Key dates

  1. 1925 Vessel built by Sephtons of Sutton, Coventry.
  2. 1959 Vessel retired from her working life carrying coal from East Midlands.
  3. 1981 Displayed at the Boat Museum, Ellesmere Port.

Bibliography

  1. unknown The Boat Museum
  2. 1978 Old Ships, Boats and Maritime Museums - Sullivan, Dick
  3. 1993 International Register of Historic Ships - Brouwer, Norman J
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