Adamant

Joey built 1890 by Unknown

Designated ensign Designated house flag

6

Registered


Cargo Vessel

Narrow Boat


Joey

Stockton


Private use

Private Use


No

No


19/01/1996

07/04/2009


Web site

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Gallery


Propulsion

Steam

Steam


1954

Scotch Return Tube


Severn-Lamb Ltd

1978


Dimensions

To be confirmed

6.10 feet (1.86 metres)


56.00 feet (17.08 metres)

3.20 feet (0.98 metres)


0.00


History

Built in Birmingham as a long open Joey boat in 1890, maker unknown, ADAMANT was shortened and the superstructure added in 1988 when she was sold and renamed GLADYS. A steam plant was also fitted but not completed at this time. The engine was built by W Sisson & Co.Ltd, and was a former instruction engine at Wolverhampton Technical College. She was sold to a private buyer in 1993.

Steamboat Register: An illustrated Register of surviving steam vessels in the British Isles (May Edition 6, 1994) pub: Steam Boat Association of Great Britain

Previous names

  1. 1988 – 1993Gladys

Key dates

  1. 1890 Built as a narrow boat Joey, a horse drawn working boat Maker unknown
  2. 1988 Shortened and superstructure added Renamed GLADYS
  3. 1993 Machinery fitted, first steamed 1995 Renamed ADAMANT
  4. 1995 - 1998 First steamed in the Midlands Canal system
  5. 1998 Owned by Hillmorton
  6. 2002 - 2003 Engine and boiler replaced
  7. 2006 Located on the Grand Union Canal at Stockton

Bibliography

    Built in Birmingham as a long open Joey boat in 1890, maker unknown, ADAMANT was shortened and the superstructure added in 1988 when she was sold and renamed GLADYS. A steam plant was also fitted but not completed at this time. The engine was built by W Sisson & Co.Ltd, and was a former instruction engine at Wolverhampton Technical College. She was sold to a private buyer in 1993.

    Steamboat Register: An illustrated Register of surviving steam vessels in the British Isles (May Edition 6, 1994) pub: Steam Boat Association of Great Britain

If you are the owner of the vessel and would like to provide more details or updated information please contact info@nationalhistoricships.org.uk

parrel:

a rope, chain or iron collar which attaches the yard to the mast but which allows vertical movement