Leeds & Liverpool Canal Co Cargo-Carrying Steamers

Eleven steamers were working in 1886.

Famous Fleets feature article Issue 13 - Spring 2009


NameFleet noJoined fleetRegistration numberRegistration dateBuilder/sourceNotes
32Built 1903; to Lancs Canal Transport 1922, originally long, later shortened
33Launched March 1904, R. Lund of Lydiate builders, long boat; to Thompson Bros, then to T&W Wells, Liverpool Corporation refuse boat in 1932
34Launched April 1904, built by executors of J. Hodson of Whitebirk; Liverpool Corporation refuse boat in 1932
35Launched June 1905, built at Wigan yard, converted to motor, date given 1912 but used in earlier company trials in 1906; Liverpool Corporation refuse boat in 1942
36Launched July 1906, J. Sheldon of Parbold builders, hull to T&W Wells, 1924, possibly to J&H Sutton; small boiler, narrow hull, ie. 13ft
37Launched October 1906, builders built by executors of J. Hodson; to B.C. Walls 21.6.1921
38Launched April 1907, builders Jacob Sheldon of Parbold, last steamer noted in 1907
39Launched June 1907, built by executors of J. Hodson; to W.Holden, 1924
40Launched May 1908, built by executors of J. Hodson, still used by canal company in 1942, later to Canal Carriers, Shipley, reg Liverpool 1159, derelict at Leeds in 1960 following sale by Glovers
41Launched November 1908, built by executors of John Hodson; to Wm Holden, Skipton, then became maintenance boat on Leeds section, reg Leeds 639
42Launched June 1909, built by executors of J. Hodson; to J.R.Thornton, 29.11.1921
43Launched February 1911, built by executors of j. hodson, reg wigan 280 in 1912, iron boat; sold to Sutton's 1921 and named Trader
44Launched October 1911, built by executors of J. Hodson; to Lancs Canal Transport, 1922
45Launched July 1912, built by executors of J. Hodson, reg Liverpool 1234; to Davies Carrying Co, Adlington, 1924
46Launched March 1915, built by executors of J. Sheldon, originally long, later shortened; to Lancs Canal Transport, 1922
Agate1
AireEngine condemned 1883, reverted to dumb boat
Ajax2
AlertBoiler installed 1879, transferred to Ida in 1882. Numbered 104 in dumb boat list. Possibly used in steamer trials
Amber3
Amy41883, new engine 1891
Arthur5
Clyde61883
Columba7Caught fire 1890
Comet8Boiler supplied c.1882, explosion 1889
Cricket91883, reg Lpool 771, sold to John Sutton 1910, reg Wigan 266 on 19.01.1911, broken up 1920
Dee101883
Despatch1870/80s, original experimental steamer
Dove1880s
Garnett11Burnt coal; others burnt coke
Grace12
Humber131883, Gardner diesel engine fitted 1905 as trial
Ida14Boiler explosion 1886 after boiler transferred from Alert in 1882, possibly when built; to John Wareing, 3.8.1923, then T&W Wells, 1924
Lenora 15Had jet condenser
LilyBuilt by Hodsons at Whitebirk in 1877
Maurico16
Moon 17Long boat, iron construction, ordered 1892, delivered 1884?
Nell 18Boiler installed 1890, explosion 1895
Nero19Flyboat Nero mentioned 1898
Onyx20Sunk below Tarleton as bank protection c.1918, previously used as concrete mixer boat
Opal21
Ophelia22Liverpool Corporation refuse boat in 1932
Orb23Long boat, built 1899; to T&W Wells
Paulina24
Planet25Long boat built 1900; to Thompson Bros, Salford 1921
Sun 26Long iron boat built 1892, boiler tube burst on trials; to J&H Sutton
Swift1883
Victor27Mentioned 1897
W. Robinson301883, double HP engine, Liverpool Corporation refuse boat in 1932
W. Wakefield31Liverpool Corporation refuse boat in 1932
Weaver 28Mentioned in 1883 and 1888
Wigan29Used as a tug, double HP engine, Wigan-Blackburn; to Liverpool Corporation refuse boat in 1932