ATLANTIC was built by Harris Bros of Bumble Hole, Netherton, around 1940 for Yates and Co. of Norton Canes, for a wartime coal contract. She is a 40ft tug with ice-breaking bows. She continued working for Yates until nationalisation in 1953, after which she was used by British Waterways on the No.4 district of the Birmingham Canal Navigations. She normally worked on icebreaking duties on the Walsall Level, where ice conditions were not severe. Her original engine was a 2 cylinder Dorman Long. The British Waterways Board sold her about 1970 to Alfred Matty of Coseley, who removed the original engine, shaft and prop, leaving her on a bank. She was bought by her present owners in 1983.
Built by Harris Bros of Bumble Hole, Netherton for Yates and Co. of Norton Canes, for a wartime coal contract
Worked for Yates until nationalisation, then on Birmingham Canal Navigations mainly for icebreaking duties on Walsall Level
Sold by British Waterways to Alfred Matty of Coseley who removed original engine, shaft and prop
Bought by present owners
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