Certificate no 2099
Status Registered


Function Cargo Vessel
Subfunction Narrow Boat
Location Shardlow
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Anderton Company, Unknown
Built in 1921
Hull material Wood
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 0
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Inboard diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
6.90 feet (2.10 m)
3.00 feet (0.92 m)
Length: Overall
71.00 feet (21.66 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


Built in 1921 by Anderton Company, SWEDEN is a narrow boat of timber construction with a Ruston & Hornsby 2VSHM diesel engine. The boat was owned and worked by the Anderton Company, carrying pottery materials until 1948, when she was sold to Henry Seddon and Sons. She joined their small fleet of boats carrying salt from their works in Middlewich to barges on the River Weaver and to Manchester. Seddons sold all 11of their boats in 1960, since when SWEDEN has been converted, de-converted again, altered to a pleasure boat, a trip boat and then a working boat again. She is at present a private leisure craft based at Shardlow, Derbyshire.

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