PANURGIC is a Grab Hopper Dredger and was built in 1935 by J S Watson (Gainsborough) Limited for the River Trent Catchment Board. During her working life she had a Gardner diesel engine producing 95 bhp. When working she had 4 winches and a crane. Her hull is rivetted and had a hopper 8.5m long and an engine room.
Although she served on the River Trent for many years there is a gap in her history until Lloyds Register for 1995/96 shows her on the River Dart and owned by Philip & Son Limited; she was classed in Lloyds Register until March 1986. PANURGIC now lies at Appledore with her engine and crane removed.
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Lloyds Register of Ships 1995-6, Lloyd's of London, Volume P-Z, 1995
Built by J. S. Watson of Gainsborough for the River Trent Catchment Board
Owned by Steven Wells, converted to a house boat and moved to Barnstable
Vessel moved to Bideford
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