Certificate no 2044
Status Registered


Function Cargo Vessel
Subfunction Narrow Boat
Location Northwich
Vessel type Motor Canal Boat - Tanker
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Fellows, Morton & Clayton, Uxbridge
Built in 1937
Hull material Wood
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Semi diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
7.10 feet (2.17 m)
3.20 feet (0.98 m)
Length: Overall
70.90 feet (21.62 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed



Built in 1937 by FMC at Uxbridge, SPEY is a motor canal boat of timber construction with a Bolinder semi-diesel engine of 15 nhp. SPEY was built for the crude oil traffic between Stanlow and Oldbury and run by Thomas Clayton of Oldbury. In 1956 she moved on to the gas oil traffic. By the 1960s, this traffic was falling off and she was laid up. She was bought by Alan Jones in 1964 and used as a pleasure craft. Her present owners purchased her in 1971 and she is one of a small number of wooden narrow boats left which have not been radically altered or rebuilt since coming out of commercial operation.

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