Certificate no 653
Status National Historic Fleet


Function Service Vessel
Subfunction Hopper/dredger
Location Appledore
Vessel type Hopper Barge
Current use Commercial Activity
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required Yes


Builder Watson, J S (Gainsborough) Ltd, Gainsborough
Built in 1935
Hull material Other metal
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
21.02 feet (6.41 m)
Breadth: Beam
21.02 feet (6.41 m)
3.17 feet (0.97 m)
Length: Overall
89.97 feet (27.44 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed



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.

Although this vessel is on the National Historic Fleet, we are currently lacking information on this particular vessel. If you have any information on this vessel past or present, please contact us.


Lloyds Register of Ships 1995-6, Lloyd's of London, Volume P-Z, 1995

Key dates

  • 1935

    Built by J. S. Watson of Gainsborough for the River Trent Catchment Board

  • 2006

    Owned by Steven Wells, converted to a house boat and moved to Barnstable

  • 2010

    Vessel moved to Bideford

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