Certificate no 2052
Status Archived
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Details

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

Construction

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

Dimensions

Breadth: Beam
7.00 feet (2.14 m)
Depth
3.00 feet (0.92 m)
Length: Overall
72.00 feet (21.96 m)
Tonnage: Gross
0.00
Air Draft
To be confirmed

History

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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