Previous names

  • 1931 DUKE
Certificate no 3642
Status Registered


Function Cargo Vessel
Subfunction Narrow Boat
Location Leeds & Liverpool Canal
Vessel type Royalty Class
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required Yes


Builder Yarwood, W J & Sons Ltd, Northwich
Built in 1931
Hull material Iron
Number of decks 1
Number of masts
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type


Breadth: Beam
To be confirmed
7.17 feet (2.18 m)
Air Draft
6.42 feet (1.96 m)
Length: Overall
71.50 feet (21.79 m)
Tonnage: Gross


DUKE was built for carrying cargo on the Grand Union Canal origianlly paired with butty dutchess and running a kromhout M1. She was laid down in 1931 and launched two months later. She worked on the thames and inland waterways and was built for and operated by Assosiated Canal Carriers LTD. She was later sold to the Grand Union Canal Canal Company (GUCCC) and used as a maintance boat.

She was later sold into private ownership and re purposed as a educational cinema boat visiting various locations and schools for many years before been sold again and coverted in the 1990s to a live aboard.

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Key dates

  • 1931

    Built in 1931 by Yarwood, WJ & Sons Ltd, Northwich

  • 1990's

    Converted to a houseboat

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