Previous names

  • Rollo
Certificate no 2778
Status Registered


Function Cargo Vessel
Subfunction Narrow Boat
Location Braunston
Vessel type Butty
Current use Commercial Activity
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


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


Length: Overall
70.00 feet (21.34 m)
Breadth: Beam
7.00 feet (2.13 m)
2.00 feet (0.61 m)
Air Draft
6.17 feet (1.88 m)
Tonnage: Gross


ALSAGER is a narrow boat butty of steel riveted construction built in1934 by Yarwoods of Northwich. She was built for the London Midland & Scottish Railway. Used for interchange basin traffic in Birmingham as Rollo LMS No.4, she was sold to British Waterways in 1955 for conversion  into a long distance butty. She was later relegated to maintenance work and then sold to private owners.

Key dates

  • 1934

    Built by Yarwoods of Northwich

  • 1955

    Sold to British Waterways for conversion to long distance butty, back cabin added

  • 2014

    After various private owners, vessel is now on the Midlands Canal in  commercial use

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