Certificate no 363
Status Archived


Function Passenger Vessel
Subfunction Excursion
Location Manchester
Archive reason More information required
Current use Commercial Activity
Available to hire Yes
Available for excursions Yes
Info required Yes


Builder Fellows, Morton & Clayton, Saltley Dock
Built in 1906
Hull material
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Inboard diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Length: Overall
71.97 feet (21.95 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


Operating predominately from the Village of Worsley in Manchester. Licensed to carry 44 passengers, Castlefield operates to cater mainly for Heritage and Historical/Educational Groups. Owned by Bridgewater Heritage Boat Company. Castlefield is composite construction converted from a 'Butty' in the 1970's and fitted with a Lister HA 2 cylinder Air Cooled Diesel Engine. Thought to have been built for Fellows Morton & Clayton at their Saltley Yard in 1906 with it's original name of Prussia or Siberia.

We are lacking information on this particular vessel. If you have any information on this vessel past or present, please contact us.


Geoffrey Hamer, Trip Out 1995/6 - A Guide to the Passenger Boat Services of the British Isles (1995) pub: G P Hamer

Key dates

  • 1906

    Built by Fellows Morton & Clayton

  • 1970s

    passed into private ownership

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