Built in 1934 by Charles Hill & Sons Ltd., Bristol, NO 3 DREDGER is a dredger constructed of riveted steel and without means of propulsion. She was built for the River Severn Commissioners and named JOHN BRADLEY. She was then transferred to the British Waterways Board and given her present name about 1960. She is fitted with a 60 IHP engine which drives the bucket ladder. She was refitted in 1985 and remains in regular use.
Steamboat Register: An illustrated Register of surviving steam vessels in the British Isles, Steam Boat Association of Great Britain, Edition 6, May 1994
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