Certificate no 664
Status Registered


Function Cargo Vessel
Subfunction Barge
Location Morcombe
Current use Museum based
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Yarwood, W J & Sons Ltd, Northwich
Built in 1936
Hull material Wood
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
6.98 feet (2.13 m)
3.51 feet (1.07 m)
Length: Overall
71.97 feet (21.95 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


Built in 1936 by Yarwoods of Northwich for Fellows Morton & Clayton Ltd, SHAD is a motorised narrowboat with a composite hull of steel sides and a wooden bottom. She carried cargo on the English canals until 1972 when she was retired and acquired by the Boat Museum at Ellesmere Port where she is preserved afloat. In 2007, SHAD's cabin was restored and she was back in operational condition.


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

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