Certificate no 1416
Status Archived


Function Cargo Vessel
Subfunction Narrow Boat
Location Nottingham
Vessel type Butty
Archive reason More information required
Current use Unknown
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required Yes


Builder Harris Brothers, Netherton
Built in 1942
Hull material Iron
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts
Propulsion Towed
Primary engine type None
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
6.98 feet (2.13 m)
0.98 feet (0.30 m)
Length: Overall
71.97 feet (21.95 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed



ST AUSTELL was built as a butty boat for CHISWICK by the Harris Brothers of Netherton near Birmingham in 1942. Her hull is made of riveted iron throughout and she has a pointed bow and stern. She was used until 1947 by the Bridgewater Canal Company and, in later life, became a bank boat carrying china clay to Runcorn docks. Circa 1978, she was bought by Peter Shrubbington of the Boat & Butty Company and carried the odd cargo of coal, timber and salt. In approximately 1980, she was converted for use as a camping boat and a new wooden cabin was fitted in 1984. She was purchased by the current owner in 1986 and is maintained as a butty boat in working trim.

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