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  • MB no 3
  • No 6
Certificate no 2067
Status Registered


Function Cargo Vessel
Subfunction Narrow Boat
Location Morcombe
Vessel type Horse Drawn
Current use Museum based
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Braithwaite & Kirk, West Bromwich
Built in 1912
Hull material
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 0
Propulsion Towed
Primary engine type None
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
7.00 feet (2.14 m)
4.00 feet (1.22 m)
Length: Overall
71.60 feet (21.84 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


ILKESTON was built for Fellows, Morton and Clayton, but was sold to Manchester Ship Canal Company in 1945 for use as a mud hopper on the Bridgewater Canal. She was purchased by Nottingham Canal Museum in 1987 and transferred to Ellesmere Port in 1999.

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