The royalty Class narrowboats were a revolutionary new design intended to allow them onto the tidal Thames to load directly from waiting ships, very deep hull sides allowed enough freeboard on the river. After the two prototype boats Only 6 motor boats were produced, 4 by Yarwoods of Northwich and two by Pollock and Sons, PRINCE is believed to be the only surviving of the two Pollock and Sons boats.
After canal carrying this boat was used on maintenance as a cement gun plant whilst in the hands of British Waterways and after that carried coal in London and gravel on the river soar.
The hull is largely original, though the original Bolinder has long been replaced by a Lister JS3.
Vessel built by Pollock, J Son & Co LTD Faversham
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