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Unpowered craft in the Fellows, Morton and Clayton fleet

For a full history of the company see Narrowboat magazine.

Fleet No./Name / Registered details /GJC gauge/BCN Gauge/Entered Fleet/type of boat/further details

1 NORWOOD B'HAM 1099

1902 hb
1 ADA UXB 524 12143 485 1922 bb Built by FMC at Uxbridge 1922. Sold to T&S Element renamed IVY
2 SPEEDWELL




see steamers list
3 MERSEY

20054 1906 hb AMY replaced MERSEY in fleet
3 AMY UXB 527
610 1922 bb Built by FMC at Uxbridge 1922 as part of the girl class of boats.
4 BEATRICE UXB 528
627 1923 bb Built by FMC Uxbridge 1923. Possibly converted for Peter Scotts use at Slimbridge.
5 BESSIE UXB 529
529 1923 bb Built by FMC Uxbridge 1923.
6 CONSTANCE UXB 530
729 1924 bb Built by FMC Uxbridge 1924.
7 CLARA UXB 531
784 1923 bb Built by FMC Uxbridge
8 DUTEOUS




see steamers list
9 QUEEN




see steamers list
10 DENMARK BHM 1160 11613 20379 1907 hb Built by FMC Saltley.
11 JAPAN B'HAM 1118 11295
1903

12 BUCKINGHAM UXB 244
16707 1899 hb Built by FMC Uxbridge 1899. Pic
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14 CEDAR UXB 290

1900 hb
15 LEIGHTON

16059 1898 hb replaced in fleet by EAGLE see motors list
15 ASH UXB 279

1900 hb
16 DILYS UXB 532
785 1923 bb Built by FMC Uxbridge 1923. Wooden boat with intricate iron scrolls at stern. fore cabin
17 OLIVE

17005 1899 hb replaced by ELK in fleet see motors list
18 BEECH UXB 287

1900 hb
19 APPLE UXB 286

1900 hb
20






21 EGYPT B'HAM 1119

1904 hb Built by FMC Saltley 1904. Extant
22 IRELAND
10855 17662 1896 hb Built by FMC Saltley 1896. GJ registration 1896, BCN registration 1901. Replaced in fleet by DOROTHY
22 DOROTHY UXB 534
989 1925 bb Built by FMC Uxbridge.
23 EDITH

18373 1902 hb
23 EDITH UXB 549
1177 1925 bb
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25






26 CHESTNUT UXB 291 11213 17686 1904 hb Built by A.J.Ash Uxbridge 1900.B Reg 1901
27 ESSEX TAM 5

1926 bb Built by Lees & Atkins 1926.
28 WESSEX TAM 7 12164
1927 bb Built by Lees & Atkins 1927.
29 RUSSIA B'HAM 1124

1904 hb Ex Wm Clayton
30 ELSIE UXB 550
1169 1926 bb Built by FMC Uxbridge 1926.
30 BIRCH UXB 288

1900 hb
31 ENA UXB 552 12139
1926 bb Built by FMC Uxbridge 1926.
31 FRADLEY UXB 316

1901 hb
32 LONGTON
11607 1196 1908 hb BCN registration 1926. Motorised butty, with under cloth conversion. Based at Pewsey on the K & A.
33






34 NENE
11219 17085 1904 hb Joined from the fleet of Wm. Clayton when the companies merged. BCN registration 1900
34 SUSSEX TAM 13

1926 hb Lees & Atkins
35






36 DEVON B'HAM 1483 12167 1285 1927 bb Built by Sephtons 1925. BCN registration 1925
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38






39






40 HOLLAND B'HAM 1163

1906 hb Converted motor 1937, See motors list
41 LIFFEY
11074 1167 1899 hb
41 LEICESTER B'HAM 1484 11074 1167 1899 hb BCN registration 1926 poss replacement boat
42 RIBBLE

19371 1890's hb
42 CARDIGAN UXB 401




42 ROXANNE

17607 unknown hb
43 DON
10877 17780 1901 hb BCN registration 1896
44






45






46 FRANCE B'HAM 1140

1904 hb Converted motor 1937, See motors list.
47






48 OLDBURY B'HAM 1046 19000 ??? 17051 1908 hb BCN registration 1900
49 WOLLASTON
11242 19319 1904 hb
49 DORSET B'HAM 1488 12170 1262 1927 bb Built by Sephtons 1926.BCN registration 1926
50 AIRE UXB 504 12035 23211 1917 hb Built by FMC at Uxbridge 1917.
51 ANKER
10761
1890 hb Came from the fleet of Wm. Clayton when the companies merged.
51 AVON UXB 338

1902 hb Ex John Walley
51 ANKER UXB 506 12174 1308 1927 bb replacement for above
52 CLYDE

19577 1905 hb
52 CLYDE UXB 511 12184 1362 1918 bb BCN registration '28.
53 DENBIGH B'HAM 1164

1906 hb
54






55






56 PENKRIDGE
11317 16088 1904 hb Built by FMC Saltley 1898.BCN registration 1898
57 JULIA / INDIA B'HAM 1123 11633 19338 1904 hb Built by FMC Saltley. BCN registration 1904. Renamed INDIA at some point
58 ELM UXB 295 11248

hb
59 CONWAY UXB 513 12034 23194 1919 bb Sold to T & S Element 27/5/1942, re-named RUBY.
60 TUNSTALL UXB 277 11175 17149 1900 hb B Reg 1900.
60 EVELYN UXB 556 12186 1362 1928 bb Built by FMC Uxbridge 1928.BCN registration 1928
61 TWYFORD B'HAM 1051 11226 17685 1900 hb BCN registration 1901
62 CAERNARVON UXB 400

1906 hb
62 TRENTHAM

18659 1903 hb
63 EBONY UXB 294 11174
1900 hb
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65






66






67






68 STONE BHM 1010 11233 16341 1898 bb
69






70






71 STRETFORD B'HAM 1050

1900 hb
72 FIR UXB 296 11176

hb
73 PEAR UXB 311

1901 hb
74 BRENTFORD B'HAM 1107

1903 hb Iron composite butty, Saltley built. Sold to Boots of Nottingham for transshipment of coal to the works. It later was used as a landing stage on the Trent, and eventually sank. It was raised, and moved to Shardlow, where the boat was cut in half; the fore end being made into a boat now at Aylesbury
75 NORTHOLT
11212 17712 1904 hb Built by FMC Saltley 1899.BCN registration 1899. Sold to S. Barlow 8/42 renamed SUNNY VALLEY. Currently named SUNNY VALLEY after the film work, and part of the South Midland fleet. Jan 2001, at Brinklow having a new cabin fitted.
76 ACTON B'HAM 1338

1915 hb
76 MIDDLESEX UXB 344

1903 hb
77






78 IVY UXB 298
17397 1900 hb Built by FMC Uxbridge 1900. replaced in 1933, same name 224
79






80 ANGLESEY B'HAM 1108

1903 hb
81






82 PRETORIA B'HAM 1109 11244
1903 hb Built by FMC Saltley 1903.
83 KIMBERLEY B'HAM 1111

1903 hb
84 BRECON B'HAM 1110

1903 hb
85 POPLAR UXB 314 11208
1901 hb
86 RADFORD LEIC 130

1912 hb
87 FLINT B'HAM 1169

1906 hb
88 EMSCOTE B'HAM 1494 12297 1561 1926 bb Built by Nurser Bros 1926.BCN registration 1926
89 BASCOTE B'HAM 1522 12351 1651 1929 bb Built by Nurser Bros, 1929.BCN registration 1929 Willow wrens SHOVELLER
90 LARCH UXB 297

1900 hb
91 SURREY UXB 350 11229
1903 hb
92 DURBAN B'HAM 1113

1903 hb
93 NATAL B'HAM 1117 11211 19471 1903 hb Built by FMC Saltley 1903.BCN registration 1904
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95






96 MERIONETH BERK 425

1906 hb Built by Costins 1906.
97 LEN

19370 1904 hb
97 FRANK LEIC 135

1915 hb Rudkin Bros
98 VIOLET
10798
1891 hb
98 VIOLET LEIC 137 12103 625 1916 bb
99 GERMANY B'HAM 1145

1904 hb Renamed ENGLAND 
99 ENGLAND B'HAM 1319

1914 hb Converted to motor 1938. See motor list
100 HANWELL B'HAM 1057

1900 hb
101 LEMON UXB 303 11214 17682 1900 hb Built by A. J. Ash Uxbridge. BCN registration 1900/01
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103






104 ITALY B'HAM 1149

1905 hb Built by FMC Saltley.
105 ADMIRAL




See steamer list
106 AUSTRIA B'HAM 1155 11615 19933 1908 hb Built by FMC Saltley 1903.B Reg 1903. rename AMESBURY in WW1
106 AMESBURY B'HAM 1323 11615 19933 1914 hb Boat above renamed.
107 BELGIUM B'HAM 1156 11577 19936 1906 hb Built by FMC Saltley 1906. Sold to S. Barlow 8/42; Bought by Willow Wren CYGNET, Ex Gordon Waddington, and COWBURN & COWPER. GLADYS. Fully converted
108






109






110 EXE UXB 518 12047
1921 bb Built by FMC Uxbridge 1921 with fore cabin.
111 NORWAY B'HAM 1165 11645 20058 1906 hb Built by FMC Saltley 1906. BCN registration '06. Shortened to 57ft in 1974, and made into a trip boat called ATILLA. Operating on the Bridgewater canal. NORWIND; The rear end of NORWAY, made into a 42ft boat. At Wolverhampton Boat club in the 80's. NORWAY FMC photos
112 YORK B'HAM 1263
21977 1912 hb Built by FMC Saltley 1912.
113 FAZELEY BHM 1409 12117 851 1921 bb Built by FMC Saltley 1921. BCN registration '24. In 1970's was paired with FMC NAUTILUS. Now owned by South Midland, and is regularly loaded and paired with FMC CLOVER. Attended Braunston in July 2000 and loaded cardboard. Sold by South Midland Water Transport after over 20 years in Malcolm Burges' ownership to Michael and Michael Pinnock in March 2008 to reunite her with their motor Clover. Pic
114 FOXTON B'HAM 1058 11251 18265 1900 hb replaced '22. Saltley built
114 FOXTON




Rebuilt by FMC Saltley 1922.
114 SWEDEN B'HAM 1170 11299

hb
115 FANNY UXB 559 10881
1896 hb Built by FMC Uxbridge 1896.
115 FANNY




Rebuilt by FMC Uxbridge 1927.
115 MAPLE UXB 304

1901 hb
116 DENHAM
11616 18200 1908 hb replaced by FORWARD 1922
116 FORWARD B'HAM 1440 12159 1151 1926 bb Built by FMC Uxbridge 1922.Originally paired with FALCON. . Stern end now going forwards, around 40ft in length. The fore end is in Leicestershire awaiting a re-build. The fore-end was for many years up the weir stream at Kegworth painted white. FMC photos
117 FLORENCE UXB 561 12296 1607 1928 bb Built by FMC Uxbridge 1928.BCN registration '28. replaced VICTORIA was sold to Willow Wren by BW and renamed KINGFISHER Was cut up and conv to 2 boats 3/68 50ft boat was for sale 1/77 
118 ORANGE UXB 308

1900 hb Built by A.J.Ash Uxbridge 1900.'TREE' class butty
118 FAY UXB 560
1474 1927 bb Built by FMC Uxbridge 1927.
119 OAK UXB 306 11237 17781 1901 hb Built by A.J.Ash Uxbridge 1900. BCN registration '00/01. had forecabin. now motor
120 BILSTON B'HAM  11529 9401 unknown hb Built 1904. Later paired with a steamer
120 EVENLODE UXB 523 12084
1922 bb Built by FMC Uxbridge 1922.
121 KILBURN B'HAM 1220

1910 bb paired with LARK
122 TEAK UXB 310
18188 1901 hb Built by A.J.Ash Uxbridge 1900. Pic
123 WALNUT UXB 313 11230 17681 1901 hb Built by A.J.Ash Uxb. 1900.
123 FREDA UXB 562 12342 1551 1928 bb Built by FMC Uxbridge 1928. BCN registration '28
124 MONTGOMERY BERK 426

1906 hb Built by Costins 1906.
125 PINE UXB 309

1901 hb
126 PEMBROKE UXB 405

1906 hb
127






128 BEAVER B'HAM 1434

1922 hb Ex TCO
129 RADNOR UXB 404

1906 hb
130 PIONEER B'HAM 1443

1922 hb Ex Allsopps, Burton
131 SETTLER B'HAM 1444

1922 hb "       "             "     
132






133 STRUGGLER

19252 1904 hb
133 PERSIA B'HAM 1198

1908 hb Built by FMC Saltley 1908.converted 47ft cruiser. fs 10/00. Converted and motorised; 50ft boat, original fore-end, new counter; seen at Newbold
134 BANKER B'HAM 1446
1072 1922 bb
135 MONMOUTH UXB 409 12093 20117 1906 hb BCN registration 1906
136 KINGSWOOD B'HAM 1068

1901 hb
137 RUGELEY UXB 315

1901 hb
137 GERTIE UXB 563
1790 1928 bb Built by FMC Uxbridge 1928.
138 TURKEY B'HAM 1184 11610 20390 1900 hb Built by FMC Saltley. BCN registration 1908. renamed TRING in WW1
138 TRING B'HAM 1324

1914 hb
139 RUTLAND UXB 413

1906 hb
140 SPAIN B'HAM 1176 11629 20201 1906 hb Built by FMC Saltley 1906.BCN registration '06
141 JERSEY B'HAM 1219
21249 1910 hb built by FMC Saltley 1910.
142 AYLESBURY
11014 17004 1898 hb
142 TITANIA B'HAM 1431

1922 hb Ex SURCC
143 IMOGEN B'HAM 1430

1922 hb Ex SURCC
144






145 PORTUGAL B'HAM 1180 11662 20197 1910 hb Built by FMC Saltley 1907. BCN registration '07. Converted to motor by FMC
146 GLADYS UXB 565 12349 1647 1934 bb Built by FMC Uxbridge 1928. BCN registration '28
147 KATE UXB 449 12101 644 1934 bb Built by FMC Uxbridge 1923. BCN registration 1923
147 SARDINIA B'HAM 1432

1922 hb Ex SURCC
147 SCOTLAND
11774 19250 1913 hb BCN registration '04
148 ELLESMERE UXB 414

1907 hb
149 LANCASTER UXB 415

1907 hb
150 ARABIA B'HAM 1188

1907 hb Converted to motor 1937, See motor list.
151 COLUMBIA B'HAM 1189

1907 hb Converted to motor 1937. See motor list
152 JARROW UXB 469

1912 hb
153 JAVA UXB 472

1912 hb
154 GAMBIA B'HAM 1191

1907 hb Built by FMC Saltley 1907,motorised by WJ Yarwoods 1938 for FMC.
155 CALCUTTA

19237 1904 hb Built by FMC Saltley. replaced in fleet by GENERAL
156






157 COLWICH UXB 426

1908 hb
158 CRICK

17697 1901 hb replaced by HILDA
158 ROCHDALE UXB 427

1908 hb
158 HILDA UXB 571

1931 bb Built by FMC Uxbridge 1931.
159 SANDBACH BHM 1016 11220
1904 hb had f/c sold to oxford canal co. '42
160 ALICE UXB 447

1910 hb
161 ROUMANIA B'HAM 1204
20668 1908 hb Built by FMC Saltley 1908. name changed in WW1
162 GRACE UXB 568
1514 1929 bb Built by FMC Uxbridge 1929 with fore cabin. Replaces DUKE
163 PRESTON UXB 432

1908 hb
164 KATE UXB 449

1910 hb
165 MADELEY B'HAM 1502
1421 1928 bb Built by HARRIS bros Netherton 1928 With BWB in 1968. Seen cut up in 1981, part of boat made into this 60' MADELEY in 1983. 

Photo

166 MALVERN B'HAM 1512
1423 1928 bb Built with a fore cabin. Composite butty built by W. Harris of Netherton in 1928. Paired with motor DOLPHIN. Sold to S. Barlow Coal Co Ltd in the war. Suffered a wall collapse on her at Gas Street. Later sold to a coal contractor, and then passed on to M.E.Braine, coming from Saltley basin. In 1962, she was sold to Shropshire Union Cruises, at Norbury, and disused until 1965 when she was sold into private ownership. In 1985 she was converted to a motor on Stone top dock, by Martin Fuller Converted boat based at Bugbrooke on the GU. for sale converted 1/89.
167 KINGCUP

17632 1901 hb replaced by YIEWSLEY
167 YIEWSLEY B'HAM 1253
23135 1912 hb Built by FMC Saltley 1912.
168






169






170 SIBERIA B'HAM 1206

1908 hb Built by FMC Saltley, converted to motor by WJ Yarwoods for FMC 1938.
171 TASMANIA B'HAM 1209 11657 21000 1910 hb Iron composite Saltley built butty boat built 1908.Sold in 1942 to Oxford Canal Co. late 50's/early 60's cut in half shortened and motorised conv motor 1/00.; at Middlewich and Birmingham events.

Photo

172 SESOTRIS B'HAM 1441
629 1923 bb Ex SURCC
173






174 FAIRYFIELD B'HAM 1435
581 1923 bb Built by FMC Uxbridge 1923.
175 / 173 AUSTRALIA BHM 903 11340 19315 1894 hb Built by FMC Saltley. BCN registration 1894. Rescued from the flashes at Broken Cross T & M, and rebuilt with the stern end of FMC butty MALVERN. Now part of the South Midland fleet, and regularly loaded. The original stern is still in existence. Attended Braunston in July 2000. Drews site FMC photos
175 CLEOPATRA B'HAM 1424

1921 hb Ex SURCCCo
176 ALBERT B'HAM 1412
545 1921 bb Ex SURCCCo
177 ARRAS B'HAM 1421

1923 bb Ex SURCCCo
178 BLACKCOCK B'HAM 1413

1921 hb Ex SURCCCo
179






180 GRETA UXB 567
1679 1929 bb Built by FMC Uxbridge 1929.replaced EARL
181 BRIGADIER B'HAM 1411

1921 hb Ex SURCCCo
181 ASHTON
11232
1900

182 CRACOW B'HAM 1419

1921 hb Ex SURCC
183






184 ETRURIA

17087 1900 hb Built by FMC Saltley 1900. Replaced by IDA
184 IDA UXB 575 12317
1931 bb Built by FMC Uxbridge 1931.
185 HETTIE B'HAM 928 11066
1899 hb Built by FMC Uxbridge 1899. Replaced in 1930 by same name
185 HETTIE UXB   573 12325
1930 bb Built by FMC Uxbridge 1930. Possibly awaiting restoration work.
186 BARTON

17041 1898 hb Replaced by HELEN
186 HELEN UXB 574 12326
1930 bb Built by FMC Uxbridge 1930.
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188






189






190






191 GRIMSBY B'HAM 1217 17517

11655

16939 1910 hb Saltley built, 1910.

towed in 1942-1943 by MONARCH. Sold to Gordon Waddington pre 1954. Possibly owned by COWBURN and COWPER as MINNIE. Registered at Coventry No 550. 

In 1955, she was sold to Willow Wren and her name changed to TEAL. She was then paired with QUAIL in May 1956 and carried coal from Cannock Colliery to Nestles Chocolate factory at Hayes, Middlesex.

She was used by the Australian Government Canned Fruit Board in 1960 and, as a publicity exercise, took a consignment of canned fruit from Paddington to Castlefields Wharf, stopping off at various points en route to deliver the cargo.

Ansells Brewery of Birmingham owned her from 1964 until 1983. They re-named her SQUIRREL and set her up as a floating pub. She was then bought by Chiltern Chuggers and her name reverted to the original GRIMSBY. Her current owner acquired her in 2004 and she was paired with JUBILEE.

  Sold to the Longboat Pub at Cambrian View B'ham (there in 1988). Recently known as SQUIRREL and at Marsworth.

192 OLTON UXB 280 11606 17091 1900 hb B Reg 1900
192 IRENE UXB 576

1931 hb
193 KEGWORTH B'HAM 1223

1910 hb
194






195






196






197 QUEBEC B'HAM 1225

1910 hb Built by FMC Saltley 1914.
198 KESWICK B'HAM 1228
22031 1910 hb Built by FMC Saltley 1910.Now has extended cabin still a butty
199 VENICE B'HAM 1229

1911 hb Extant and in Butty form Pic FMC photos
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201






202






203 VIENNA B'HAM 1234 11821 21629 1911 hb Built by FMC Saltley 1911, renamed VERBENA WW1, sank '22. Later sold to G Mellor & Co Ltd. Restored in the 1970's.
203 VERBENA B'HAM 1347

1916 hb
204 DERBY
10816 18146 1896 hb BCN registered '02. Replaced by NAUTILUS
205 UNA UXB 464

1911 hb
206 CROWN B'HAM 1423

1921 hb Ex SURCC
207 DELVILLE B'HAM 1427

1921 hb Ex SURCC
208 UXBRIDGE UXB 577 11218
1901 hb Built by FMC Uxbridge 1901. One time houseboat at Paddington. Sank and broken up 1984.
208 SIR WILLIAM ROBERTSON B'HAM 1415 12172 1140 1921 bb BCN registered '26. Replaces UXBRIDGE
209






210






211






212 YARDLEY B'HAM 1239 12017 22338 1911 hb Built by FMC Saltley 1911. BCN registered 1911
213 MUNITION B'HAM 1425

1921 hb Ex SURCC
214






215 HARTFORD
11306 17190 1898 hb Built by FMC Saltley 1898. BCN registered 1898
216






217






218 USK B'HAM 1245

1911 hb Worsey's
219 OPHELIA B'HAM 1428

1921 hb Ex SURCC
220 IVER B'HAM 1260

1912 hb Built by FMC Saltley 1912.
221 OTHELLO B'HAM 1429

1921 hb Ex SURCC
222 IPSWICH B'HAM 1254

1912 hb Composite butty boat, Steel conversion under cloths, and based at Foxton
223 UPTON UXB 463

1911 hb
224






224 IVY UXB 578
1780 1933 bb Shortened and motorised post FMC.
224 SARDIS B'HAM 1418

1921 hb Ex SURCC
225 SOCRATES B'HAM 1439

1922 hb Ex SURCC
226 SOMME B'HAM 1422

1921 hb Ex SURCC
227 WELLWISHER B'HAM 1416

1921 hb Ex SURCC
228 WHISPERER B'HAM 1417

1921 hb Ex SURCC
229 WALSALL UXB 454
996 1911 bb Built by FMC Uxbridge.
230 TIVIDALE UXB 455
1139 1911 bb Built by FMC Uxbridge 1911
231 COWLEY
11097 10970 17023 1898 hb BCN registered '00.  Replaced by WILLOW '24
231 WILLOW B'HAM 1426
977 1924 bb Ex SURCC
231 JOAN UXB 581 12769
1933 bb Built by FMC Uxbridge 1933 with forecabin.
232 CREWE
12020 17020 1900 hb BCN registered 1900.
232 STANLEY B'HAM 1520 12187
1929 bb Built by FMC Saltley. Ex Cadburys
233 WISDOM B'HAM 1420
583 1921 bb Ex SURCC
234 YPRES B'HAM 1414

1921 hb Ex SURCC
235 YEADING B'HAM 1250 12026 23121 1912 hb Built by FMC Saltley 1912. BCN registered '20
236 STAFFORD B'HAM  11319 16090 1898 hb Built by FMC Saltley 1898. Converted to motor by WJ Yarwoods for FMC 1938.
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238






239 WINSFORD
11207
1904 hb
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241






242 NORTHWICH B'HAM 1021 11316 17139 1904 hb Built 1898 at Saltley, Birmingham 

Northwich was registered at Birmingham (no. 1021, on 24 February 1899) as having 2 cabins that could accommodate 4 people. According to the registration this could accommodate: In the after cabin (8 ft 7 ins x 6 ft 2 ins height only 5 ft 2 ins): 3 men or three women or a man and his wife and two children, the children if male to be under fourteen and if female under 12 years of age; and In the fore cabin (4 ft 6 ins x 5 ft 11 ins height even less at 4 ft 4 ins) One man or One woman or Two children, the children if male to be under fourteen and if female under twelve years of age. After more than 50 years of service with Fellows, Morton and Clayton, Northwich was sold to the newly formed British Transport Commission in 1949 (Docks and Inland Waterways Executive), which later became the British Waterways Board, and was again registered at Birmingham but this time with only one cabin for 4 persons the fore cabin had been removed and the back cabin enlarged to 6 ft x 10 ft. Northwich worked from Preston Brook on the Trent and Mersey Canal, often carrying aluminium for Rover cars at Wolverhampton or chocolate crumb to and from Cadburys factory at Bourneville. Sometimes the sacks of crumb would split and so it was possible for the boatman in his family to have a bit of a chocolate treat! Withdrawn from service in 1963 as one of the oldest vessels afloat on Britains canal system and the most historic example of her type, Northwich was selected for preservation and display at Stoke Bruerne. The original restoration was carried out by British Waterways themselves and consisted of rebottoming with elm boards, construction of two cabin shells (to provide a visually correct appearance) and replacement of gunwales and cloths to suit. In this first restoration, authenticity took second place to economy. When the Museum opened in 1963 Northwich was displayed afloat, restored to her original Fellows Morton and Clayton colour scheme (before the change to red, green and yellow, which occurred in the 1920s). Shortly afterwards, she was floated into the resited boat weighing machine at Stoke Bruerne to demonstrate a vessel being weighed in the drained lock. In 1973 she had a refit which included completely replacing her bottom, again with elm board. In 1980 she was restored to a floating exhibit at Stoke Bruerne with a traditional boatmans cabin fully fitted out and a more unusual fore cabin also on view. This time she was rebottomed with steel plate with the object of reducing maintenance. Thereafter she toured the canal system as a roving exhibit, spending time on loan to the Boat Museum, Ellesmere Port, and the Black Country Museum. During early and mid 1980s, she was often paired with the restored steam narrow boat President (built 1909). In 1988 she became a permanent floating exhibit at Gloucester in time for the opening of the Museum. In 1989 the bottle stove was replaced with a newly cast copy from specially commissioned pattern allowing the stove to be used and replaced as required. In 1994 the National Waterways Museum took the opportunity of a major docking to improve the historic correctness of Northwich. This time the restoration included a highly authentic main cabin interior based on sound knowledge of the correct construction materials, techniques and fittings of the 1920s. The top cloth tarpaulins were replaced with cloths in a natural fibre as they would have been originally. BCN registered '00.  Northwich FMC photos

243 NORFOLK TAM 92

1930 bb Built by Lees and Atkins 1930.
244 DAWLEY
11073 17336 1899 hb Built by FMC Saltley 1899. BCN registered '00
245 DART UXB 515 12120 849 1919 bb Built by FMC Uxbridge 1919
246 GLASGOW B'HAM 1211 11892 21182 1909 hb Built by FMC Saltley 1909.
247 DEE
11078 18606 1899 hb BCN registered '03. Replaced by same name
247 DEE UXB 517 11903 896 1920 bb Built by FMC Uxbridge 1919. BCN registered 1924 Pic
248 SUFFOLK TAM 96
1653 1931 bb Built by Lees & Atkins 1931.
249 SOHO UXB 512

1918 hb Ex Fosters
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251






252 DRAYTON B'HAM 11628 18622 1910 hb Built by FMC Uxbridge 1899. BCN registered '03
253 HANLEY B'HAM 1032 11332 18540 1904 hb Built by FMC Saltley 1903. Converted to motor by WJ Yarwoods in 1938. BCN registered '03
254 SOMERSET TAM 98
1668 1931 bb Built by Lees & Atkins 1931.
255 BUCKBY UXB 267 11209 17774 1901 hb Built by FMC Saltley 1901. 
255 STAR UXB 507

1918 hb Ex Fosters
255 MIDDLESEX TAM 89
1612 1930 bb Built by Lees & Atkins
256 NANTWICH UXB 508

1918 hb Ex Fosters
256 CORNWALL TAM 101

1932 hb Built by Lees & Atkins 1932. Converted to SALVATION ARMY . SALVO
257 JUNIPER
11252 19209 1905 hb BCN registered '04
257 BERSHAM UXB 509

1918 hb Ex Fosters
258 CLENT UXB 510

1918 hb Ex Fosters
259 HARECASTLE
11247 17155 1905 hb BCN registered '00
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261 GRANGE B'HAM 1257 11760
1912 hb Braithwaite & Kirk composite butty boat, rebuilt as a 70ft motorboat, converted GRANGE END the stern end now going forwards. Extant at Marsworth Oct 2000.

GRANGE

262 GRANTHAM B'HAM 1296 11768 21982 1912 hb Built by B&K. Sold to E.Thomas in 1945.
263 GRAVESEND B'HAM 1261

1912 hb Built by B&K. Sold to Boots, Nottingham.
264 GREET B'HAM 1262

1912 hb Built by B&K.
265 GOOLE B'HAM 1264

1912 hb Built by B&K 1912, bombed in 1940 sold to Ernie Thomas.
266 GOSPORT B'HAM 1266 11883 21797 1912 hb Built by B&K .Unconverted iron composite butty; attended Etruria, Middlewich and Braunston events, 2000. has forecabin GOSPORT FMC photos
267 HAMPTON BHM 1269 11855
1912 hb Built by B&K. It was never paired permanently with a motor but was used as a general purpose butty.   It was often steered by Tony Cartwright who recalls it being used to transport munitions around Birmingham during the war.   It was derelict when Martin Fuller bought it in 1975.   He rebottomed it in elm and rebuilt the swim.   The present owner, Tim Hutchinson, added the hydraulic drive in the ellum in 1995. Now with under cloth conversion based at Battlebridge basin. HAMPTON FMC photos
268 HEREFORD B'HAM 1271 11882
1912 hb Built by B&K. Reg could possibly be 1261 but as the subsequent boats were numbered sequentially I have chosen the number above on very good advice!! Post 1945, owned by Manchester Ship Canal Co. as Mud Boat No.1 ( M.B.1)
Post 1971, owned by Birmingham & Midland Canal Carriers. Sold to MSC used as a mud boat (MB1) and later used by B&MCC for the same purpose. Converted as a floating shop and workboat. Based at Trent Lock. Operated and owned by J&C Deuchars, paired with JACKAL HEREFORD
269 ILFORD BHM 1272 11878 21812 1912 hb Built by B&K. In 1945, was Manchester Ship Canal Co., (Bridgewater Dept) 's Mud Boat no 2 : MB 2. Owned by B&MCCC in 1970s. restored over recent years. For many years paired with RUDD from Bedford Basin, Leigh. Recently sold, and now paired with EMPRESS.  For sale 2007 ILFORD 
270 ILKESTON B'HAM 1273

1912 hb Built by B&K. For 33 years Ilkeston travelled the canals carrying all sorts of cargo until, in 1945, she was sold to the Bridgewater Department of the Manchester Ship Canal Company for �344.  With her cabin and gear removed, Ilkeston was used as a mud boat on dredging operations on their Bridgewater Canal. She was renamed Mud Boat No. 3 (MB No.3), also just plain No.6. 1975 saw Ilkeston sold to a Mr Tim Wood and kept at Bull�s Bridge Basin, where an extended back cabin was added to increase the living space.  Use for a while as a camping boat, later being sold to a family from Nottingham in 1980, paired with ex-FMC steamer Vulcan, and used as a home.  But when the wooden bottom eventually became unsound and leaks were making life unpleasant, in 1987 she was sold to Nottingham Canal Museum.  A restoration to its original condition began with the renewal of all the bottom planking and the removal of the forward cabin.  The boatman�s cabin was renovated and repainted on the outside in the original Fellows, Morton and Clayton livery. Following closure of the Nottingham Canal Museum, the boat was transferred to the Boat Museum in 1999. A considerable amount of renovation work was done on Ilkeston and, after extensive research into similar horse-drawn narrow boats, running blocks were added to take the towline to a T-stud in the back cabin roof (through the framing at the front of the slide hole).  This allows the steerer full control over the towline. Now paired with FERRET at Ellesmere Mus. Pic
271 JAMES B'HAM 1274

1912 hb Built by B&K. Bombed in 1940, sold to E.Thomas
272 JOHN B'HAM 1279

1912 hb Built by B&K. Made into a mud hopper by BW, later scrapped. The fore end is now on JACKAL.
273 KIDSGROVE B'HAM 1281

1913 hb Built by B&K.
274 KILDARE B'HAM 1287 12009 21743 1913 hb Built by B&K. Bombed in 1940 and sold to E.Thomas. fs 3/91 camper. Paired with PRESIDENT Summer 2000. During Willow Wren ownership, KILDARE was re-named SNIPE. KILDARE FMC photos
275 KILSBY B'HAM 1288

1913 hb Built by B&K. Built with fore cabin. Re-named HELSBY, and used as a mud boat (MB No 4) on the Bridgewater Dept of the MSC. Now motorised 60ft residential
276 KINETON B'HAM 1289

1913 hb Built by B&K. sold to S.Barlow, 4/43
277 KINGSBURY B'HAM 1294 12010 22659 1913 hb Built by B&K. Sold to Ernest Thomas in 1946, re-named NANCY, and re-numbered No 45. Re- gauged 6/3/1946. A fore cabin was then added. Unconverted butty, privately owned Leicester section GU. 

 KINGSBURY

278 KINGSTOWN B'HAM 1295

1913 hb Built by B&K. Re-named KERRY in the early 1920's. Shortened for tugging by Ernest Thomas, and re-named BIRCHILLS. At the Boat Museum, Ellesmere Port. (note - this information conflicts with other info about the two boats )
279 RUGBY B'HAM 1300

1913 hb Built by B&K.( Query about this- Sold to Associated Canal Carriers.) Sold to S.Barlow 1940. Sunk by BW at Stockley.
280 RHINE B'HAM 1302

1913 hb Built by B&K. renamed ROSE in WW1
280 ROSE B'HAM 1359

1917 bb
281 ROMFORD B'HAM 1303

1913 hb Built by B&K. hull for sale 89 now motorised.
282 URMSTON B'HAM 1309 11885 22202 1914 hb Built by B&K ,poss also spelt URMASTON
283 UPWOOD B'HAM 1311 11890 22209 1914 hb Built by B&K. Sunk in Harefield, subject of research project
284 YARMOUTH B'HAM 1313

1914 hb Built by B&K. converted motor fs 11/90 60ft
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290 CEDAR


1910 hb Built by A.J. Ash Uxbridge 1900. Replaced by BUFFALO

Unnumbered boats from Photos. 














GAILEY
11298

hb Built by FMC Saltley 1900.converted to motor by WJ Yarwoods in 1937 for FMC. Now in BW's historic fleet.

EXHALL
11114

hb

LILAC



hb

AFRICA




Built by FMC at Saltley 1896.

BELGRADE
11806




BOXMOOR
11250




BURSLEM
11245




BIRMINGHAM
11809




DAFFODIL
11804




GANGES
12168




HAWKESBURY
11083




HYDE
11236




IVINGHOE
11082




LEAMINGTON
11246




LIBERTY
11239




LIVERPOOL
11238




LONDON
11251




MYRTLE
11210




POPLAR
11208




SWEDEN
11299




SYSTON
11215




THISTLE
11115




WARWICK
11231




WOLVERTON
11249




WATFORD
11087










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