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Photo: Jamie Davies 2013

Boat Name Other Name(s) Extant? Full Length BW No. Fleet No.
Gauge No. Gauged by Gauge Date BCN No. Registration No. Registered At:
    6-12-1944 2226    
Build Date Builder Orig. Owner Engine Original Type: Orig. Construction
1944 Unknown Samuel Barlow Coal Carrying Co Unpowered Open Joey Wood

Re-registration, Gaugings and Other Information

This boat is NOT Yates' CAROL ANNE. The owner has done much tracing of previous history and has disproved several possibilies! The HNBOC archive has the full story, as supplied by the owner, on record. However, the originally double ended wooden joey has been motorised over a number of years with the following engines : Perkins P 6 in 1980s at Coombeswood , 'Ailsa Craig twin' in 1987 then a Perkins P 4. The unusual name is taken from a 'Beachcomber' story about a boat that was beyond all reasonable hope of repair !

"Some info on another survivor: OLIVE BCN 2226, built as a dayboat for the Samuel Barlow Coal Carrying Company in 1944 (gauged Dec 6th 1944), passing to British Electricity Authority in 1953, converted to houseboat in the 1960s, to a cruising boat in 1980s, now owned privately and called The Saucy Mrs Flobster

"NB - In researching the history of my boat, I made an error of identification of the 1944 hull and am currently trying to correct the various web pages that have reproduced the error. The boat I thought it was - BCN 2245 - was converted into a pleasure boat but scrapped (burned) in Gas St in 1980. I am explaining this in case your own researched turn up this anomaly on the web." (JD 2013)