Certificate no 471
Status Registered
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Details

Function Service Vessel
Subfunction Hopper/dredger
Location Cardiff
Vessel type Maintenance Vessel
Current use Museum based
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required Yes

Construction

Builder Neath Canal Company, Neath
Built in 1934
Hull material Wood
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts
Propulsion Towed
Primary engine type None
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None

Dimensions

Breadth: Beam
8.52 feet (2.60 m)
Depth
3.28 feet (1.00 m)
Length: Overall
52.46 feet (16.00 m)
Tonnage: Gross
0.00
Air Draft
To be confirmed

History

Built in 1934 by the Neath Canal Company, IVY MAY is a towed, wooden hull barge and used for canal maintenance and not for the carriage of freight.  She was the last to be built at the Canal for use in maintenance work.  She lay submerged in the canal for many years but, in 1977, she was raised and was subsquently restored to her original condition.  She is now stored at the National Collections Centre, Nantgarw.

Sources

Brouwer, Norman J, International Register of Historic Ships, Anthony Nelson, pp155, Edition 2, 1993  
Sullivan, Dick, Old Ships, Boats and Maritime Museums, Coracle Books, 1978

Own this vessel?

If you are the owner of this vessel and would like to provide more details or updated information, please contact info@nationalhistoricships.org.uk

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