Certificate no 2131
Status Registered


Function Cargo Vessel
Subfunction Barge
Location Shardlow
Vessel type West Country Keel
Current use Ongoing conservation
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Harker Ltd, John, Knottingley
Built in 1946
Hull material Steel
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
14.00 feet (4.27 m)
6.50 feet (1.98 m)
Length: Overall
57.10 feet (17.42 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed



Built in 1946 by John Harker of Knottingley, Yorkshire, RENEE is a West Country Keel barge of steel construction with a Lister B4M diesel engine. She was built for Hargreaves Limited of Leeds, carrying coal to Thornhill and Ferrybridge Power Stations on the Aire and Calder Navigation and the Calder and Hebble Navigation. When the vessel was retired by Hargreaves she had a rear wheel house fitted and the hold area was steeled over and converted to a cabin/living area. RENEE is now based at Shardlow Marina, Derbyshire. She is floating but is due to be taken out of the water in early 2009 to have new bottom plates fitted after which a full refurbishment will be undertaken.

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Registered, built 1936 by Harker Ltd, John, Knottingley