Previous names

  • Kennet
  • Enterprise
  • 1950 Susan
Certificate no 1635
Status Registered


Function Cargo Vessel
Subfunction Barge
Location Stretton
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required Yes


Builder Fellows, Morton & Clayton, Saltley Dock
Built in 1903
Hull material
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Unknown
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
6.98 feet (2.13 m)
2.79 feet (0.85 m)
Length: Overall
69.97 feet (21.34 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


KIMBERLEY was built by Fellows, Morton & Clayton at Saltley, Birmingham in 1903. She was a cargo carrying, horse-drawn boat until 1938, when a nine horsepower Bolinder engine was installed by Yarwoods at Northwich. She was transferred to British Waterways at the time of nationalisation in 1948 and then sold on to C. Balinger in the 1950s. In the next decade, she was bought by D. Blagrove.

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  • June 2009

    A Sustainability Award of ú2000 for repairs to iron hull was made from the Strategic Development Fund of National Historic Ships

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