Certificate no 2328
Status Registered


Function Cargo Vessel
Subfunction Narrow Boat
Location Stretton
Vessel type Town Class Large Woolwich
Current use Ongoing conservation
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Harland & Wolff Ltd, Woolwich
Built in 1937
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
7.01 feet (2.14 m)
Length: Overall
71.60 feet (21.84 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


CHERTSEY is a narrow boat of steel plate construction and has an inboard diesel engine by Petter, model PD2. Built in 1937 by Harland & Wolff, Woolwich for the Grand Union Canal Carrying Company, she worked until disposed of sometime between 1962 and 1964, when she acquired a private owner. From this point until 1969 was the only period of her life that she was used as a pleasure boat. In 1969, CHERTSEY was purchased by Richard Barnett and continued carrying. Other work included being contracted for dredging work on the River Soar. She was purchased by her current owner in September 2009 and will be restored to working trim.

Key dates

  • 1937

    Built by Harland & Wolff at Woolwich

  • Worked for Grand Union Canal Carrying Company

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