Registration number 2585
Status Registered


Function Service Vessel
Subfunction Tug
Location Newark-on-Trent
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No


Builder Cook, James W, Wivenhoe
Built in 1952
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Inboard diesel
Boiler type None


Length: Overall
40.00 feet (12.19m)
Breadth: Beam
10.00 feet (3.05m)
5.00 feet (1.52m)


FRIAR TUCK was built for the Docks and Inland Waterways Executive which became British Waterways.  She was in service until 2010 and was based at Newark-on-Trent mainly towing, dredging hoppers and undertaking other maintenance work.

The vessel has been used to demonstrate Trent towage by moving the Newark Heritage barge LEICESTER TRADER for an open day.  In 2012, she took part in a television documentary to transport presenter Tom Cunliffe to the LEICESTER TRADER.

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