FENMAN (1880)

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FENMAN (1880)

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Re: FENMAN (1880)

Post by Bill Harvey » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:00 pm

O.N. 144062. 44g. 0n. 64.8 x 14.2 x 6.0 feet.
Post 1928: 47g. 46n. 64.8 x 14.3 x 5.8 feet
C.2-cyl. (9” & 18”x 12”) engine by F. T. Harker, Stockton-on-Tees. 14nhp. 110ihp.
1880/1920: Completed (see note below) by J. S. Watson, Gainsborough, for T. Gray & Company Ltd., Hull (1st registered at Hull 1920)
15.4.1921: Purchased by the United Towing Company Ltd., Hull.
2.1.1928: Hull sold for £150, to F. Hall & Company, Hull, for conversion into a dumb barge and renamed HALLS LADDIE. (her machinery was transferred into a new hull (BOATMAN q.v.) by Cochrane & Sons Ltd., Selby).
11.1928: Sold to John Macindoe, Hessle and John Alfred Spencer, West Bridgford, Nottingham.
11.1929: Sold to John Alfred Spencer, West Bridgford.
7.1933: Sold to Tyndale Proctor and Geoffrey Thompson, York.
12.1937: Sold to Emily Proctor and Geoffrey Thompson, York.
10.1941: Sold to Redfearn Brothers Ltd., (George Bland, manager), Barnsley. No further details located.

Some confusion exists over this vessel’s ancestry.
Upon viewing her image; it is believed that she is actually an older vessel based on her hull appearance.
One source has stated 1880 built but without a definitive history between that and when she was first recorded on the British Register in 1920.
It is also believed that she could have been a rebuild/re-engine by Watson in 1920 rather than new-built.

If not a previously unregistered British vessel then there is potential that she could have been an inland waterways vessel recovered from Europe at the end of WW1.

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