Certificate no 1421
Status Archived


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


Builder Harland & Wolff Ltd, Woolwich
Built in 1935
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)
3.51 feet (1.07 m)
Length: Overall
71.44 feet (21.79 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


METEOR is a narrow boat built by Harland & Wolff Ltd. at Woolwich and launched 3 September 1935. She was designed to carry thirty tons, with a displacement of 38 tons fully loaded. Her hull is made of riveted iron plate and she has a bluff bow with a plumb straight stem and a pointed stern. She was used by the Grand Union Canal Carrying Company Ltd. until the mid 1960s, for general cargo work from London to Birmingham and for carrying coal from the Coventry area to London. She was then converted to a pleasure craft, but later went back into service delivering bagged coal until 1989 or 1990. She was bought by the present owners for use as a camping boat and has been fitted out with twelve berths. However, the changes made are all in the form of loose fittings, so that she can still be altered back to a trading vessel within hours. Her deck cants and hatches have been rebuilt to match the originals and her bottom has been replaced.

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