Certificate no 2072
Status Registered


Function Cargo Vessel
Subfunction Narrow Boat
Location Brinklow
Current use Museum based
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Yarwood, W J & Sons Ltd, Northwich
Built in 1935
Hull material Other metal
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)
Length: Overall
71.50 feet (21.81 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


Built in 1935 by W J Yarwood & Sons of Northwich, SCULPTOR is a composite motor narrowboat with a Lister HA2 diesel engine, used by the Grand Union Canal Carrying Company for general cargo between the Midlands and London. During World War II she was commissioned by the Ministry of War Transport as a fire fighting facility, based on the Grand Union Canal at Greenford. By 1964 she was being used as a canal maintenance boat at Northwich. In 1985 she was withdrawn from the fleet and restored at the museum at Ellesmere Port and in 1986 she was moved to The Canal Museum at Stoke Bruerne. Sculptor is a vital part of the Canal Museum, as she is the first contact that most visitors receive as they approach the site. We are currently fundraising to have major work done to the bottoms


HNBC: Steaming up for the 13th Braunston Narrow Boat Rally, pp37, 2015/2   


  • April - January 2011

    A Sustainability Grant of £1000 for remedial work was made from the Strategic Development Fund of National Historic Ships

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