Certificate no 2714
Status Registered


Function Cargo Vessel
Subfunction Barge
Location Barking Creek
Vessel type Humber Keel
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Harker Ltd, John, Knottingley
Built in 1953
Hull material Steel
Rig None
Number of decks
Number of masts
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Length: Overall
61.00 feet (18.59 m)
Breadth: Beam
15.00 feet (4.57 m)
Tonnage: Gross
To be confirmed
Air Draft
To be confirmed


GOODWILL was built in 1953 by John Harker of Knottingley as a Humber Keel and is a vessel of steel riveted construction with a Lister JP3 diesel engine. She carried cargo for Victor Waddington's of Swinton for many years and was in collision with a sister ship - MV ONWARD - in 1966.

In 2002 she was purchased by Paul and Denise Jacques and converted for use as a house boat and was bought by her present owner in 2013.

Key dates

  • 1953

    Built by John Harker Ltd of Knottingley

  • 1959

    Opened the newly rebuilt lock at Long Sandall

  • 1966

    Collided with sister ship Onward near Brough, sinking Onward

  • 1977

    Carried last load of grain from Hull to Rotherham Mill

  • 1983

    Last cargo carried and vessel laid up

  • 2002

    Sold to new owners and converted for liveaboard use

  • 2014

     Taken by sea to the Thames estuary

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