Certificate no 3475
Status Registered


Function Cargo Vessel
Subfunction Barge
Location Castleford
Vessel type Dumb Barge
Current use Commercial Activity
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required Yes


Builder Harker Ltd, John, Knottingley
Built in 1954
Hull material Steel
Rig None
Number of decks
Number of masts
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Length: Overall
80.00 feet (24.38 m)
Breadth: Beam
16.60 feet (5.06 m)
7.90 feet (2.41 m)
Air Draft
0.12 feet (0.04 m)
Tonnage: Gross



LAURA was originally built as a dumb barge used to supply fuel to local power stations in Yorshire and is a vessel of welded steel construction built by John Harker of Knottingley in 1954. She is at present being refurbished by her current owner.

Key dates

  • 12 October 1954

    Vessel built in Knottingley

  • 2001

    Vessel hold covered in steel and cabin and wheel house added

  • 2003

    Engine changed from Lister JP3 to Lister JA6

  • 2004

    Prop and shaft refurbished

  • 2012


  • 2014

    Engine refurbished

  • 2014

    Interior fitout

  • 2017

    Hydraulic steering added

  • 2017


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