Certificate no 2419
Status Registered
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Details

Function Cargo Vessel
Subfunction Barge
Location Purton
Vessel type Stem Head Ferro Concrete Barge
Current use None
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No
Web address www.friendsofpurton.org.uk

Construction

Builder Wates Building Group Limited, Barrow in Furness
Built in 1941
Hull material Ferro-concrete
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 0
Propulsion Towed
Primary engine type None
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None

Dimensions

Breadth: Beam
21.51 feet (6.56 m)
Depth
8.20 feet (2.50 m)
Length: Overall
85.25 feet (26.00 m)
Tonnage: Gross
0.00
Air Draft
To be confirmed

History

FCB 67 is one of thirty nine such vessels built during World War II. These concrete barges were the test beds for the Mulberry Harbour temporary and portable harbour system for the D Day landings. FCB 67 was beached at Purton as part of the River Severn Gloucester and Sharpness canal foreshore strengthening scheme which commenced in 1909. FCB 67 was one of the prefabricated concrete vessels built to aid inland waterway freight during the war years to release wood and metal vessels for military use.

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