Previous names

  • Diamond
Certificate no 2289
Status Registered


Function Cargo Vessel
Subfunction Narrow Boat
Location Stockton
Vessel type Josher Steamer
Current use Ongoing conservation
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No
Web address


Builder Fellows, Morton & Clayton, Saltley Dock
Built in 1905
Hull material Iron
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 0
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Semi diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
7.00 feet (2.14 m)
3.00 feet (0.92 m)
Length: Overall
57.00 feet (17.39 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


Built in 1905 by Fellows Morton & Clayton in Birmingham, ADMIRAL is a narrow boat of iron construction with a Petter S Type semi diesel engine. She worked as a steamer until 1924 when she was converted to a motor boat. Sold by Fellows Morton & Clayton to Barlows in 1941, she worked until 1961 when she was sold into private ownership. ADMIRAL was cut down to 57 ft in length in 1965 and was used as a private cruising boat for many years. Since undergoing restoration work, she is now back to her original length. Original knees and a new plate was riveted into the hull, a new engine room and back cabin has been made as per original drawings and full running gear is now in place. She is planned to be loaded with coal during the summer months.

Key dates

  • 1905 Built as a narrow boat by Fellows Morton & Clayton, Birmingham
  • 1924 Converted from steam to motor engine
  • 1941 Sold to Barlows
  • 1961 Sold into private ownership
  • 2009/2012

    Bought by the preent owner and fully restored to its original length and the Barlow's livery that the boat worked in for over 20 years.

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