Certificate no 3498
Status Registered


Function Service Vessel
Subfunction Barge
Location Aire & Calder Canal
Vessel type Crane Barge
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Dunston, Richard, Thorne
Built in 1956
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
77.10 feet (23.50 m)
Breadth: Beam
14.60 feet (4.45 m)
3.28 feet (1.00 m)
Air Draft
10.50 feet (3.20 m)
Tonnage: Gross


CALDER 2 was built as a crane barge and is a vessel of welded steel construction with a Lister LH4 diesel engine. It was built by Dunstons of Thorne in 1956.  The vessel was owned and operated by British Waterways until it was decommissioned. It was then converted into a houseboat, the crane removed and the hold covered.

Key dates

  • 1956

    Built by Dunstons of Thorne

  • 1990s

    Converted to a houseboat

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