Certificate no 2290
Status Registered


Function Cargo Vessel
Subfunction Barge
Location Knottingley
Vessel type Dredging Barge
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required Yes


Builder Blundy Clarke & Co Ltd, Hull
Built in 1924
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
14.50 feet (4.42 m)
6.00 feet (1.20 m)
Length: Overall
55.00 feet (17.40 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
3.94 feet (3.00 m)


Built in 1924 at Browns Dry Dock, Hull for Blundy Clark & Co. of York, CATHERINE CLARKE is a dredging barge of steel construction with a Ford D Series diesel engine. She was based at Boroughbridge for most of her working life, winning sand initially by the leather bag method, later by a mechanical grab. She was sold to R W Potter of Boroughbridge in 1964 and then to Steetleys in 1985 and was still collecting sand until 1990. In 2009, CATHERINE CLARKE underwent a conversion to a live-aboard cruiser.

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Key dates

  • 1924

    Built by Blundy Clark &  Co

  • 2009

    Converted to a liveaboard vessel

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