boats of the UK Waterways
Photos of FMC boats
ACACIA in the 50's looking as if it is nr Brewood on the Shroppie.
ACACIA in the present day fully converted and moored in Norton Canes
ALDER - bow section
ALDER - stern section
APOLLO converted to a trip boat
APOLLO heading away from Stoke Bruerne 2008
ASTER nearest the camera
AUSTRALIA here with GUCC motor ARCHIMEDES
BARON looking like shes got about 24 tons of chippings in the hold.
BARONESS as a steamer
BISON ex FMC in her BW days
BISON converted to residential use.
BRAMBLE pre lengthening and restoration to carrying condition
This version of BREAM is the original stern with a joey boat fore end.
This is the fore end of BREAM with a purpose built stern giving a full length motor.
CHILTERN on display at Ellesmere Museum and being allowed to rot away.
COLUMBIA stern of ex FMC motor, for full details of her story see FMC pages.
DOLPHIN in the 70's
DOVE, we have a whole page dedicated to the restoration of DOVE see FMC entry for details.
These two photos are of EMPRESS on the Shroppie in '91 (approx) she is an ex steamer from the FMC fleet. Recent information points to EMPRESS being EMPEROR. EMPRESS was scrapped by Ernie Thomas, with EMPEROR being renamed for some reason
FALCON and VENICE in a tranquil setting.
FERRET at Ellesmere port museum.
FORWARD - going Backward
FRANCE now known as JASON
GOSPORT on the inside and BASCOTE outside
HAMPTON and OWL restored to beautiful condition.
JACKAL (fore end only)
JUBILEE ex Midlands and Coast and FMC
LILY entering Soulbury locks
LING with modern BW cabin on S&W canal.
Northwich here with President
NORWIND stern of butty NORWAY as a 40ft pleasure boat, paintwork was by myself as she was owned by my uncle, H Foster.
OWL with HAMPTON
PRESIDENT with butty
ROACH trans shipping coal to the NBT pair
This set of three photo's were taken at Stretton Aqueduct on the Shroppie (Industry Narrowboats) the boats are (from bank) Sultan (ex-FMC Steamer) I have been informed that this boat is actually BARONESS (also ex-FMC steamer) renamed by Ernie Thomas after he had the original SULTAN cut up in the 50's. My grandfather recounted a tale to me of coming round the turn at Birchills to see a steamer on the bank being cut up for scrap, even in those days it upset him to see such a magnificent boat being chopped up. He went on to own the VULCAN also ex steamer, also in shot are Bream (Fish class FMC Motor) and Birmingham (Woolwich Motor)
TENCH as she is today.
TROUT at Shardlow
MALLARD ex VICTORY 90's
renamed VICTORY she is otherwise unchanged today
VULCAN as she would probably have been seen approx 80 years ago, moored within Braunston basin.
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