Certificate no 2284
Status Registered


Function Cargo Vessel
Subfunction Barge
Location Rotherham
Vessel type Sheffield Class
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required Yes


Builder Blacktofts, Paull
Built in 1959
Hull material Steel
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Inboard diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
15.75 feet (4.80 m)
3.00 feet (0.92 m)
Length: Overall
61.50 feet (18.76 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


Built in 1959 by Blacktofts of Stainforth, Doncaster, VALIANT is a barge of steel plate construction with a Lister HA3 diesel engine which is currently removed from the barge. She was built for carrying bulk loads such as coal grain and steel on the South Yorkshire Navigation through to the ports of the Humber. She was part of a large fleet of barges owned by Waddingtons of Swinton and was in service until 2002.

Update March 2020: Reported by member of public now located in Loch Oich, nr Invergarry, Highlands. 


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Key dates

  • 1959

    Barge built at Paull near Hull 

  • 1960-2002

    Used to carry bulk loads on South Yorkshire Navigation through to Humber ports

  • 2002

    Ceased service as bulk load carrier and sold off

  • 2009

    Located at Beverley, North Yorkshire

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