Certificate no 2052
Status Archived


Function Cargo Vessel
Subfunction Barge
Location NONE
Archive reason Disposed
Current use None
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Fellows, Morton & Clayton, Uxbridge
Built in 1939
Hull material Wood
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Inboard diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
7.00 feet (2.14 m)
3.00 feet (0.92 m)
Length: Overall
72.00 feet (21.96 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


Built in 1939 by Fellows Morton & Clayton of Uxbridge, USK is a narrow beam tar boat, carvel built of timber with an Armstrong Siddeley AS3 diesel engine. She worked paired with a butty transporting byproducts from the old gasworks around Birmingham. On leaving the service, she was used as a youth service trip boat by the H F Truman Trust. She retired in 1992 and has been in various hands since then. She is at present undergoing restoration at Wolfhampcote.

Key dates

  • 1939

    A narrow beam tar boat built by Fellows Morton & Clayton of Uxbridge

  • 1940s

    Worked paired with a butty transporting by-products from old gasworks around Birmingham

  • 1980s

    On leaving service she was used as a youth service trip boat by the H.F. Truman Trust

  • 1992

    Retired and sold off having been in various hands since

  • 2007

    Undergoing restoration at Wolfhampcote

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