Certificate no 2272
Status Registered


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


Builder Bantock, Thomas & Co, Wolverhampton
Built in 1898
Hull material
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 0
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Inboard
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
7.10 feet (2.17 m)
3.90 feet (1.19 m)
Length: Overall
70.40 feet (21.47 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


MAFEKING was originally an open Joey built for the Great Western Railway, but was later used by British Railways. She was converted to an un-powered hotel boat in 1958 with new wooden topsides and named MAFEKING. She was taken over by a private owner for residential use in 1962. Her stern was replaced and she was converted to BMC diesel power in Coventry in 1976. Her wooden topsides were over plated with steel and major renovations were carried out in 2006. In 2009, the renovation was ongoing.

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