John Harker

All the craft were motor barges except those marked (d) denoting a dumb barge.

Famous Fleets feature article Issue 22 - Summer 2009


NameFleet noJoined fleetRegistration numberRegistration dateBuilder/sourceNotes
Airedale H (d)165682John Harker Ltd, KnottingleyScrapped 1967
Allendale H 165719John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 1968
Arkendale H 166031Ex dumb bargeSunk 25.10.1960
Arkendale H (d)166031Richards Ironworks Ltd, LowestoftMotorised 1948
Bannerdale H185107Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, BeverleySold for scrap 6.1975
Bardale H*145163Ex Ministry of TransportScrapped 1969
Barnsdale H167131John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 1967
Baysdale H185109Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, BeverleySold 8.1976
Bedale H300412John Harker Ltd, KnottingleyScrapped 6.1975
Beldale H301620John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 7.1976
Berriedale H301657John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 1976 Whitakers
Bilsdale H185132John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 1973
Birkdale H181189John Harker Ltd, KnottingleyScrapped 1971
Bishopdale H185135John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold1973
Bishopdale H (d)165869John Harker Ltd, KnottingleyBecame Patterdale H
Blakedale H185137Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, BeverleySold 11.1972
Borrowdale H165688Ex dumb bargeSold 3.1965
Borrowdale H342741John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 1980 Whitakers
Borrowdale H (d)165688John Harker Ltd, KnottingleyMotorised 1951
Bowdale H185148John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 1973
Bransdale H185157Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, BeverleyScrapped 1974
Breckondale H301611John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 5.1975
Broachdale H185147John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 1969
Brocodale H301680John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 1976 Whitakers
Buckdale H185144John Harker Ltd, KnottingleyScrapped 1973
Burdale H186753John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 12.1976
Burtondale H301639John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 12.1976
Cansdale H300384John Harker Ltd, KnottingleyScrapped 6.1975
Coledale H186722John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold
Cordale H186710John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 1974
Cotterdale H301653John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 1976 Whitakers
Courtdale H300414John Harker Ltd, KnottingleyScrapped 1974
Coverdale H165720John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 1968
Crossdale H186717John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 1972
Darleydale H163879John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 1963
Deepdale H*306516Ex Robertson Buckley & Co Ltd, LiverpoolSold 1980 Whitakers
Dovedale H*303196Ex Robertson Buckley & Co Ltd, LiverpoolSold 1980 Whitakers
Easedale H185120Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, BeverleySold 1968
Ennerdale H185126Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, BeverleySold 1974
Eskdale H181288John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 1968
Farndale H334053John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 1.1976 Whitakers
Fossdale H334059John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 1.1976 Whitakers
Fusedale H334075John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 1.1976 Whitakers
Glaisdale H301673John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 10.980 Whitakers
Greendale H303815John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold
Grovedale H308580John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 10.1980 Whitakers
Helmsdale H186692John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 1973
Huntdale H183447Sharpness Shipyard LtdSold 1968
Keeldale H301684John Harker Ltd, KnottingleyBroken up 8.1976
Kendale H301649John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 1968
Kerrydale H301622John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 9.1976
Kingsdale H300372John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 1974
Kirkdale H300396John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 1974
Langdale H181329John Harker Ltd, KnottingleyScrapped 8.1969
Lingdale H181340John Harker Ltd, KnottingleyScrapped 12.1967
Littondale H181331John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 9.1965
Lonsdale H181328John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 1968
Lunedale H181345John Harker Ltd, KnottingleyScrapped 1971
Marchdale H303841John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 1976 Whitakers
Martindale H181355John Harker Ltd, KnottingleyScrapped 1970
Middledale H181360John Harker Ltd, KnottingleyScrapped 1970
Moredale H303818John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 1976 Whitakers
Mossdale H183390John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 1971
Newdale H301607John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 1976 Whitakers
Newtondale H300403John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold
Nidderdale H185104John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 6.1976
Northdale H183424John Harker Ltd, KnottingleyScrapped 1974
Patterdale H165689Ex dumb barge Bishopdale HSold 1965
Peakdale H334069J. Pattje, Groningen, HollandSold 1975
Raydale H186682John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 1973
Ribblesdale H183468John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 1971
Rosedale H183451John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 1968
Ryedale H186701John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 1972
Sandale H186666John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 1976 Whitakers
Silverdale H305747John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 10.1980 Whitakers
Smardale H186706John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 4.1974
Snydale H186749John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 12.1976
Southdale H183478John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 1971
Springdale H (d)145519Ex Esso Petroleum Co. LtdMotorised 8.1968
Springdale*145519Ex dumb bargeSold 1975
Staindale H*144883Ex John Summers & Sons Ltd, ShottonScrapped 1966
Stockdale H*145698Ex John Summers & Sons Ltd, ShottonScrapped 9.1968
Swaledale H*137100Ex John Summers & Sons Ltd, ShottonScrapped 1966
Swindale H*137099Ex John Summers & Sons Ltd, ShottonScrapped 11.1966
Teesdale H185095John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 1970
Tynedale H185101John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 1975
Wandale H185115John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 1968
Wardale H185123John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 1968
Wastdale H185088Sharpness Shipyard LtdSunk 25.10.1960
Waterdale H185159Sharpness Shipyard LtdSold 1968
Weasdale H393636John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 11.1974
Wensleydale H181323John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 1970
Westerndale H181317John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 1968
Wharfedale H166032Ex dumb bargeSold 1963
Wharfedale H (d)166032Richards Ironworks Ltd, LowestoftMotorised 1947
Wheeldale H185164John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 1972
Wheldale H183418John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 1967
Widdale H185183John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySunk 2.4.1959
Winsdale H303807John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 10.1976
Wyesdale H185105Sharpness Shipyard LtdSold 1969
Yaredale H183437John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 1968
Yewdale H183436John Harker Ltd, KnottingleySold 1970

Notes
*Bardale was built by the King’s Lynn Shipbuilding Co in 1920 and named variously as Burdenna IV and Anglomex No 1
*Deepdale and Dovedale were built by James W. Cook & Co at Wivenhoe on the River Colne as River Bridge in 1962 and River Beacon in 1965. 
*Springdale was built by Harland & Wolff at Govan on the Clyde and was previously Britmex 10 for the Esso Petroleum Co. 
*The four John Summers barges were built by John Crichton & Co at Saltney on the River Dee in 1920 or 1921. Staindale was formerly Marcita; Stockdale was Jonita; Swindale was Georgita; and Swaledale was Wilita.  
  
The figure in the 'Registration' column is the ‘Official Number’, refering to a national register involving all estuarial and sea-going craft. All Harkers craft carried such a number.   

For tonnage of barges see original NarrowBoat article in Summer 2011 issue