Registration number 2823
Status Archived


Function Cargo Vessel
Subfunction Barge
Location Methley
Vessel type Coal motor barge
Archive reason More information required
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required Yes


Builder Hargreaves of Castleford
Built in 1957
Hull material Steel
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Length: Overall
85.00 feet (25.91m)
Breadth: Beam
17.00 feet (5.18m)


TOPSY was built in 1957 as a coal barge by Hargreaves of Castleford and worked for them until the 1980s, She is a vessel of welded steel construction and is powered by a Lister JP3 diesel engine.

In 2006 she was converted for use as a houseboat.

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Key dates

  • 1957

    Built by Hargreaves of Castleford

  • 1980s

    Used as working coal barge by Hargreaves until 1980s

  • 2006

    Purchased by current owners and converted for use as houseboat

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