MOUNTBATTEN was built in 1960 by Yarwoods in Northwich for use as a carrying narrowboat, paired with butty JELLICOE. She is one of only two motors built by Yarwoods for this class. She was built for BTC and worked by the Anderton Canal Carrying Co as a motor driven narrowboat as a carrying vessel in the North West. When carrying ceased, she was used as private vessel. She was sold for private use in 1984 and has since been used as a commercial vessel servicing the canals with diesel and coal deliveries. She was the first boat to use the newly refurbished Anderton Boat Lift in 2002. Admiral Class narrowboats were a new class and design to be commissioned and were the first class to be built with a 6ft 10inch beam, allowing them to fit into the narrower Cheshire locks, paving the way for the modern narrow boat build. They also have a very shallow draught allowing them to travel with ease through the shallow Cheshire canals.
The vessel was named after Admiral of the Fleet Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma.
Built by W J Yarwood
Commissioned by BTC and worked by ACCCo
1970 - 1984
Change of onwership
1986 - 2014
Change of ownership
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