Certificate no 405
Status Registered


Function Cargo Vessel
Location Morcombe
Vessel type Weaver Packet
Current use Museum based
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Yarwood, W J & Sons Ltd, Northwich
Built in 1948
Hull material Steel
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 1
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
22.00 feet (6.71 m)
11.25 feet (3.43 m)
Length: Overall
99.93 feet (30.48 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


Of a type generically known as Weaver packet, CUDDINGTON was built of steel in 1948 by W. J. Yarwood & Sons, Northwich, Cheshire, for Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI). She was named after a village near Northwich and carried chemicals, such as soda ash, from the ICI works at Winnington, near Northwich, down the rivers Weaver and Mersey to Liverpool. She carried on working until the 1970s and, in 1979, went to the Boat Museum, Ellesmere Port, where she is still on display. Source: Paul Brown, Historic Ships The Survivors (Amberley, 2010), updated Mar 2011.


Brouwer, Norman J, International Register of Historic Ships, Anthony Nelson, pp145, Edition 2, 1993  
The Boat Museum, The Boat Museum

Key dates

  • 1948

    Built by Yarwoods

  • 1979

    Became an exhibit at the Boat Museum at Ellesmere Port

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