Certificate no 2453
Status Registered
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Details

Function Cargo Vessel
Subfunction Barge
Location Wigan
Vessel type Leeds & Liverpool Longboat
Current use Ongoing conservation
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No

Construction

Builder Yarwood, W J & Sons Ltd, Northwich
Built in 1934
Hull material Iron
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 0
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Unknown
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None

Dimensions

Breadth: Beam
14.00 feet (4.27 m)
Depth
4.00 feet (1.22 m)
Length: Overall
72.00 feet (21.96 m)
Tonnage: Gross
0.00
Air Draft
To be confirmed

History

VIKTORIA is a Leeds and Liverpool canal longboat, a narrow boat of iron plate construction built by W J Yarwood of Northwich in 1934 for H R Ainscough. When trade finished she worked carrying coal to Westwood Power Station in Wigan. Her last role was as a floating drydock. The vessel was one of only a small number of Leeds and Liverpool longboats built and in 2011 was undergoing a full restoration.

Key dates

  • 1934

    Narrow boat built by W.J. Yarwood of Northwich for H.R. Ainscough

  • 1960s?

    When trade finished she worked carrying coal to Westwood Power Station in Wigan

  • 1990s?

    Her last working role was as a floating drydock

  • 2011

    Undergoing a full restoration

Grants

  • January 2016

    A Sustainability Grant of £1000 towards the cost of hull work was made from the Strategic Development Fund of National Historic Ships UK

Own this vessel?

If you are the owner of this vessel and would like to provide more details or updated information, please contact info@nationalhistoricships.org.uk

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