HARRIETT was built as a barge in 1905 and is of timber carvel construction, teak and oak. She was originally ketch rigged and was propelled by sail or towed. She operated as a cargo vessel until 1964 on the Kennet and Avon Canal, River Severn and Bristol Harbour and then became a barge offloading from ships. In 1964 the vessel was beached at Purton as part of the River Severn Barrier. Many vessels, known collectively as the Purton Hulks, formed a barrier to prevent further erosion of the riverbank between the River Severn and the parallel Sharpness to Gloucester canal.
Built by Robins Lane & Pinnigar of Honey Street, Wiltshire as a barge
Used as a barge on the Kennet & Avon Canal, the River Severn and Bristol Harbour then as a barge offloading from ships including the Port of London
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