Certificate no 2080
Status Registered


Function Cargo Vessel
Subfunction Barge
Location Guildford
Vessel type Wey Barge
Current use Museum based
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Edwards, G J V & Son, Dapdune Wharf, Guildford
Built in 1934
Hull material Wood
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 0
Propulsion Towed
Primary engine type None
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
13.66 feet (4.17 m)
4.00 feet (1.22 m)
Length: Overall
74.00 feet (22.57 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed



Built in 1935 by G J V Edwards & Son of Dapdune Wharf, Guildford, PERSEVERANCE IV is a towed Wey Navigation barge of timber construction.. She was the tenth of eleven barges built at Dapdune Wharf for Wm Stevens & Sons and carried cargoes, mainly bulk wheat, from London Docks to Coxes Lock Mill. She also traded to the West India and Millwall Docks. Her last work was cable laying in the Regent's Canal in 1982 and she came into the Museum of Docklands collection in that year.

The vessel was owned by the Museum of London until 2010 but due to lack of funds to maintain her, she was taken on by the National Trust.

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