Certificate no 1859
Status Archived
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Details

Function Cargo Vessel
Subfunction Barge
Location Marshfield
Vessel type Ferro Concrete Barge
Archive reason Sunk
Current use None
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No
Web address www.canalrivertrust.org.uk

Construction

Builder Wates Building Group Limited, Barrow in Furness
Built in 1941
Hull material
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 0
Propulsion Towed
Primary engine type None
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None

Dimensions

Breadth: Beam
22.50 feet (5.49 m)
Depth
To be confirmed
Length: Overall
84.00 feet (24.40 m)
Tonnage: Gross
0.00
Air Draft
To be confirmed

History

FCB52 is a stem head ferro concrete barge built in 1941 by Waites Construction at Barrow-in-Furness. In the post war period she was used by the carriers G T Beard on the Sharpness to Gloucester Canal. She was beached in 1965 as part of the Purton Hulks, a collection of vessels that were beached to protect the banks of the River Severn from erosion. The barge was removed from the Purton site in 1990 and taken to Gloucester Docks as an exhibit at the museum of the Waterways Trust.

She was afloat on the Sharpness to Gloucester Canal at Marshfield but reported sunk in October 2012.

Key dates

  • 1941

    Vessel built by Waites Building Group

  • c 1965

    Vessel beached

  • 1990

    Vessel recovered and moved to Gloucester Docks

  • 2002

    Removed from Gloucester Dock to Hempstead Bridge

  • c 2005

    Removed to Marshfield

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