Certificate no 2565
Status Registered


Function Passenger Vessel
Subfunction Launch
Location Coombeswood Canal
Current use Unknown
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required Yes


Builder Townshend, C E, Sutton Coldfield
Built in 1910
Hull material Wood
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Inboard diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Length: Overall
35.00 feet (10.67 m)
Breadth: Beam
8.00 feet (2.44 m)
2.00 feet (0.61 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


CRUSADER is believed to have been built as a passenger carrying vessel possibly before 1910 and originally named NANCY.  It is not known when the vessel's name was changed to CRUSADER.

She was licensed by the Board of Trade to carry 39 passengers and two crew, and was in service right up to the 1960s, run by Sutton Coldfield Council.

We are lacking information on this particular vessel.  If you have any information past or present, please contact us.

Key dates

  • 2002

    New owner who rescued the vessel from a bonfire

  • 2012

    Included on the National Register of Historic Ships

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