Certificate no 2084
Status Registered


Function Cargo Vessel
Subfunction Barge
Location Aire & Calder Canal
Vessel type Humber Keel
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Dunston, Richard, Thorne
Built in 1923
Hull material Steel
Rig Unknown
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 1
Propulsion Sail
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Inboard diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
15.50 feet (4.73 m)
7.50 feet (2.29 m)
Length: Overall
61.50 feet (18.76 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


Built in 1923 by Dunston's of Thorne, SOUTHCLIFFE is a Humber Keel cargo vessel of steel plate construction. She was originally a sailing vessel and had her first and only engine installed in 1940 - a Lister diesel model JP2. She was built for W Bleasdale & Co. and was transferred to British Waterways in 1958 for inland and Humber use. She was later bought by V Waddington's for inland use. SOUTHCLIFFE still has her original captain's quarters in pitch pine and mahogany. Her hold is now fitted out in a similar style and her renovation has been ongoing for 6 years. She has been re-masted and is undergoing sail and rigging work to return, under sail, to the Humber.


  • October 2008

    A Sustainability Grant of £2,000 was made towards the costs of new sails from the Strategic Development Fund of National Historic Ships

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