Certificate no 696
Status Registered


Function Service Vessel
Subfunction Icebreaker
Location Madeley
Current use Museum based
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No
Web address www.ironbridge.org.uk


Builder Unknown
Built in 1870
Hull material
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts
Propulsion Towed
Primary engine type None
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Length: Overall
42.10 feet (12.51 m)
Breadth: Beam
7.00 feet (2.13 m)
6.80 feet (2.07 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


Boats like MIDDLEWICH were used for clearing frozen canals; ice to the sides was cracked by rocking the boat and at the same time ice ahead was split by hauling the stem bodily into it. MIDDLEWICH is currently exhibited at Blists Victorian Town, Ironbridge.


Sullivan, Dick, Old Ships, Boats and Maritime Museums, Coracle Books, 1978

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