Previous names

  • 1960 - 1979 Water Wagtail
Certificate no 2836
Status Registered


Function Cargo Vessel
Subfunction Narrow Boat
Location Stretton
Vessel type Town Class Small Woolwich
Current use Ongoing conservation
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Harland & Wolff Ltd, Woolwich
Built in 1935
Hull material Steel
Rig None
Number of decks 0
Number of masts 0
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Length: Overall
71.50 feet (21.79 m)
Breadth: Beam
7.00 feet (2.13 m)
To be confirmed
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed



COROLLA is a narrow boat of steel construction built by Harland & Wolff of Woolwich in 1935. She was ordered for and put into service of the Grand Union Canal Carrying Company, continuing into service ofBritish Waterways until 1960 when she was converted for use as a Zoo Bus in London, taking passengers to and from Paddington/London Zoo/Camden Lock.

The vessel was sold into private ownership in1979 and was bought for restoration by her present owner in 2014.

Key dates

  • 1935

    Built by Harland & Woolf, Woolwich

  • 1936

    Engine change to National 2DM

  • 1955

    Converted to trip boat

  • 1960

    Engine change to Lister HA

  • 1979

    Sold into private ownership

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