Previous names

  • 1923 Ril Elsie
Certificate no 3639
Status Registered


Function Cargo Vessel
Subfunction Barge
Location Newark-on-Trent
Vessel type Dumb Lighter
Current use Commercial Activity
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required Yes


Builder Scarr, Henry Ltd, Hessle
Built in 1923
Hull material Steel
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts
Primary engine type None
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
17.50 feet (5.33 m)
7.00 feet (2.13 m)
Air Draft
10.00 feet (3.05 m)
Length: Overall
95.00 feet (28.96 m)



RIL ELSIE is an un-powered lighter built by Henry Scarr Ltd. in 1923 for Rishworth, Ingleby & Lofthouse and used for trading on the River Humber and connecting waterways.

She was sold out of service in 1980 to become a public house based at Newark Wharf on the River Trent.

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Key dates

  • 1923

    Vessel built by Henry Scarr Ltd. in Hessle, Yorkshire

  • December 1980

    Vessel opened as a public house at Newark on Trent

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