Certificate no 2462
Status Registered


Function Cargo Vessel
Subfunction Narrow Boat
Location Caldon Canal
Vessel type Admiral Class Butty
Current use Ongoing conservation
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Yarwood, W J & Sons Ltd, Northwich
Built in 1959
Hull material Steel
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 0
Propulsion Towed
Primary engine type None
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
6.80 feet (2.07 m)
Length: Overall
70.50 feet (21.50 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed



KEPPEL was built as the butty boat to LINDSAY and used to carry cargo for the North West Division of British Waterways. She was the last butty boat built for the British Waterways Board before carrying ceased. She is still paired with motorboat LINDSAY.


  • January 2014:

    A Sustainability award for £1000 towards the cost of remedial work was awarded from the Strategic Development Fund of National Historic Ships

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