Certificate no 2878
Status Registered


Function Service Vessel
Subfunction Tug
Location Rochester
Vessel type Canal Tug
Current use Commercial Activity
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Jones, Edward C, Brentford
Built in 1959
Hull material Steel
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 1
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 2
Primary engine type Inboard diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Length: Overall
49.42 feet (15.06 m)
Breadth: Beam
14.50 feet (4.42 m)
6.75 feet (2.06 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


WATER HAIGH is a tug of steel construction built in 1959 by E C Jones of Brentford and presently located in Rochester on the River Medway. For much of her life she worked for British Waterways based in Leeds and  was used to pull interlocking Tom Pudding barges for the Yorkshire coal mining industry.

Key dates

  • 1959

    Built by E C Jones & Sons of Brentford

  • 1960s

    Used to pull barges for the Yorkshire coal mining industry

  • 2015

    In commercial use on the River Medway at Rochester

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