MEROPE was built by Walker Bros, Rickmansworth in 1936 for the Grand Union Canal Carrying Co. and paired with MERAK. In 1941 she was sold to Stanton Coal & Iron Co. and has subsequently had several owners and a change of name. She is now re-united with MERAK at the Boat Museum. Her current engine is a 4-stroke Bolinder diesel, model 1052 (the original would have been a National 2cy diesel).
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Built by Walker Bros. of Rickmansworth for the Grand Union Canal and paired with MERAK
Sold to Stanton Coal & Iron Co., followed by several other owners under a changed name
Reunited with MERAK afloat at the Boat Museum, Ellesmere Port
Awarded by ACE Museum Resilience Fund of £313k for storage, lifting and moving priority boats and reinstatement of the dry dock at Ellesmere Port.
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