Certificate no 3524
Status Registered


Function Cargo Vessel
Subfunction Narrow Boat
Location Aldermaston
Vessel type Large Woolwich
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Harland & Wolff Ltd, Woolwich
Built in 1937
Hull material Iron
Rig None
Number of decks
Number of masts
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Inboard diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Length: Overall
71.50 feet (21.79 m)
Breadth: Beam
7.00 feet (2.13 m)
3.00 feet (0.91 m)
Air Draft
6.50 feet (1.98 m)


DOVER is a narrow boat of iron and steel construction  -  a Large Woolwich F and  built in 1937 by Harland & Woolff. She carried cargo until 1958 when she was used as a MTC boat from 1959 to 1992 during which time her engine was removed and a steel BWB rear cabin added. She was auctioned in 1992 and restored as the subject of a television series.

Key dates

  • 1937

    Built by Harland & Wolff, Woolwich

  • 1963

    Transferred to British Waterways

  • 1992

    Auctioned at Wigan

  • 2003

    Subject of a television series

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