Samuel Barlow Coal Co Ltd

The company was incorporated on 14th August 1916 as Samuel Barlow (Tamworth) Ltd, but it has not proved possible to reconstruct the fleet at the time of incorporation with a sufficient degree of accuracy, so this list begins from that date onwards.  The company‚Äôs name was changed to the Samuel Barlow Coal Co Ltd on 19th June 1931.

Famous Fleets feature article Issue 3 - Autumn 2006


NameFleet noJoined fleetRegistration numberRegistration dateBuilder/sourceNotes
Aconite5411/1916Coventry 451
11/12/1919
Ex Joseph Phipkin
Admiral (m)4505/1942Daventry 524
02/06/1942
Ex Fellows, Morton & Clayton
Admiral Jellicoe (d)4906/1918Not registered
00/00/0000
Tamworth Dock
Agnes (d)2205/1929Not registered
00/00/0000
Tamworth Dock
Alec (m)9303/1942Daventry 523
05/05/1942
Renamed ex Winston
Alice6806/1928Tamworth 49
30/06/1928
Ex Sidney Strong, Hillmorton
Allan (d)5903/1945Not registered
00/00/0000
Ex Spencer Abbott & Co. Ltd
Amaranth5211/1916Not found
00/00/0000
Ex Joseph Phipkin
Ann (m)10607/1949Daventry 546
19/07/1949
Ex Halifax
Annie010/1928Tamworth 55
20/10/1928
Ex Samuel Dowell
Annie7002/1940Tamworth 167
23/07/1940
Ex Thomas Lapworth
Apsley (m)5812/1939Daventry 518
01/07/1941
Ex Ernest Carter
Baison (d)6009/1926Not registered
00/00/0000
Ex W. H. Bowater Ltd
Beatrice (d)703/1948Not registered
00/00/0000
Ex David H. Turpin
Beatty (m)4712/1937Tamworth 163
01/01/1938
W. J. Yarwood & Sons Ltd
Belgium9408/1942Tamworth 188
19/09/1942
Ex Fellows, Morton & Clayton
Ben (d)1904/1934Not registered
00/00/0000
Henry Parish, Birmingham
Benbow (m)4909/1957Daventry 558
05/03/1958
Ex Coronet Canal Carrying Co
Betty1611/1922Coventry 459
30/10/1924
Ex Courtaulds Ltd., Coventry
Blake (m)5602/1957Tamworth 198
25/10/1947
Ex S. E. Barlow
Brenda (d)801/1919Not registered
00/00/0000
Ex W. H. Harris, Aston
Brian (m)7405/1940Daventry 502
02/07/1940
Ex A. Harvey-Taylor, Aylesbury
Cairo (m)9609/1942Daventry 528
15/12/1942
Ex John Green Carriers Ltd
Captain6503/1927Tamworth 31
07/05/1927
Ex Lees & Atkins
Caronia3403/1924Towcester 282
30/06/1924
Tamworth Dock
Charles4112/1919Banbury
00/00/0000
Ex William Kent
Christine (m)7102/1940Daventry 507
27/08/1940
Ex Joseph Bray
Clara5507/1937Daventry 493
22/11/1938
Ex John Humphries
Clara (m)6807/1947Daventry 544
19/08/1947
Ex British Paper Co. Ltd
Columba (m)3604/1954Daventry 563
27/10/1959
Ex John Knill
Croxley (m)3602/1936Daventry 474
05/05/1936
Ex James Nixon
Cylgate3407/1946Daventry 542
15/10/1946
Ex Alfred Hone, Banbury
Daffodil005/1924Banbury 64
00/00/0000
Ex John Wilson
Daisy7604/1940Daventry 506
27/08/1940
Ex Jees Hartshill Granite Co.
Daisy (d)5706/1926Not registered
00/00/0000
Tamworth Dock
Dan (m)6602/1940Daventry 511
24/09/1940
Ex Daniel Doughty
Daphne7303/1955Tring 130
02/12/1958
Ex A. Harvey-Taylor, Aylesbury
Daphne (m)4806/1938Daventry 491
05/07/1938
Nurser Brothers
David (d)405/1931Not registered
00/00/0000
Tamworth Dock
Defiance4601/1919Towcester 284
00/00/1925
Ex John Barlow
Doe7612/1929Tamworth 82
08/02/1930
Ex British Portland Cement Ltd
Dora809/1934Tamworth 135
Daventry 477
13/10/1934
1936-06-09
Ex John Humphries
Doris005/1921Birmingham 1404
20/05/1921
Ex Charles Marsden Ltd
Doris8901/1941Coventry 338
29/10/1907
Ex Moira Colliery Co. Ltd
Dorothy3501/1926Tamworth 8
16/01/1926
Tamworth Dock
Dragonfly902/1919Coventry 407
08/07/1919
Ex Charles Newman
Drake2712/1936Daventry 482
22/12/1936
Nurser Brothers
Drake7002/1957Tamworth 204
05/04/1952
Ex S. E. Barlow
Duchess3205/1921Birmingham 1403
20/05/1921
Ex Charles Marden Ltd
Duchess003/1927Not found
00/00/0000
Ex Alfred Woodhouse
Elizabeth010/1928Towcester 257
07/11/1911
Ex Thomas Lapworth
Ellen909/1923Berkhamsted 520
Tamworth 9
24/09/1923
1926-01-16
Ex David Neal
Elsie6210/1956Daventry 552
30/10/1956
Braunston Dock
Elsie (d)509/1918Not registered
00/00/0000
Tamworth Dock
Euston003/1923Berkhamsted 456
26/03/1923
Ex William Henry King
Faith (d)3912/1929Not registered
00/00/0000
Tamworth Dock
Financier012/1922Stoke on Trent 825
00/00/0000
Ex Samuel Allsopp Ltd
Firefly1702/1919Coventry 367
26/10/1920
Ex Charles Newman
Forget Me Not2611/1939Daventry 510
24/09/1940
Ex Joseph Grantham
Forward2611/1927Tamworth 41
17/12/1927
Ex H. Johnson (Birmingham) Ltd
Frances (d)10801/1944Not registered
00/00/0000
Tamworth Dock
Franklyn (m)5702/1957Tamworth 208
30/10/1954
Ex S. E. Barlow
Galera5311/1916Birmingham 1364
Tamworth 144
16/11/1917
1935-04-27
Ex Joseph Phipkin
George (d)4510/1925Not registered
00/00/0000
Tamworth Dock
Gertrude3103/1945Daventry 539
03/04/1945
Braunston Dock
Gertrude (d)1405/1927Not registered
00/00/0000
Tamworth Dock
Gort (m1712/1939Daventry 499
19/12/1939
Nurser Brothers
Grace8806/1951Daventry 547
19/06/1951
Braunston Dock
Gwendoline8012/1929Tamworth 81
08/02/1930
Ex British Portland Cement Ltd
Halifax (m)10604/1943Daventry 535
01/06/1943
Ex GUCCC
Hardy7202/1957Tamworth 199
25/10/1947
Ex S. E. Barlow
Hardy (m)1606/1940Daventry 512
24/09/1940
Nurser Brothers
Hawke (m)6002/1957Tamworth 209
20/04/1957
Ex S. E. Barlow
Hazel8205/1957Daventry 553
09/07/1957
Braunston Dock
Hazel (d)1502/1925Not registered
00/00/0000
Tamworth Dock
Hector7806/1956Rickmansworth 51
25/08/1942
Ex A. Wander Ltd
Highflier (d)6109/1926Not registered
00/00/0000
Ex W. H. Bowater Ltd
Hilda (m)4112/1929Tamworth 78
08/02/1930
Ex British Portland Cement Ltd
Hood (m)3201/1936Daventry 472
21/01/1936
Nurser Brothers
Hood (m)5802/1957Tamworth 190
13/11/1943
Ex S. E. Barlow
Hope7712/1929Tamworth 77
08/02/1930
Ex British Portland Cement Ltd
Hyperion (m)5902/1957Daventry 555
29/10/1957
Ex S. E. Barlow
Ian (m)7212/1947Daventry 545
06/01/1948
Braunston Dock
Implacable (d)5909/1926Not registered
00/00/0000
Ex W. H. Bowater Ltd
Integrity8501/1941Daventry 255
25/09/1907
Ex Moira Colliery Co. Ltd
Iona10903/1944Daventry 537
02/05/1944
Braunston Dock
Irene7403/1955Tring 129
02/12/1958
Ex A. Harvey-Taylor, Aylesbury
Ironside6502/1940Daventry 500
12/03/1940
Nurser Brothers
Jack3802/1936Daventry 475
05/05/1936
Ex James Nixon
Jane8110/1940Daventry 520
26/08/1941
Ex Henry Grantham
Jason (m)3002/1935Daventry 471
24/12/1935
Ex Charles Nelson Ltd
Jean002/1926Tamworth 12
13/02/1926
Tamworth Dock
Jennie006/1918Coventry 435
Tamworth 6
06/06/1918
1925-12-19
F. W. & A. Sephton
Jim (d)6711/1926Not registered
00/00/0000
F. H. Malin
Jimmy (m)4003/1955Tring 132
06/02/1951
Ex A. Harvey-Taylor, Aylesbury
Josephine (d)9811/1942Not registered
00/00/0000
Tamworth Dock
Joyce (d)10312/1942Not registered
00/00/0000
Tamworth Dock
Katherine9002/1941Tamworth 175
19/04/1941
Ex Charles Abell Ltd
Kelly (m)8210/1940Daventry 515
Tamworth 196
03/06/1941
1946-06-29
Ex David Hambridge
Kenelm (m)3704/1954Daventry 557
05/03/1958
Ex John Knill
Kent (m)3310/1942Daventry 527
15/12/1942
Braunston Dock
Kestrel (d)4101/1919Berkhamsted 222
17/01/1919
Ex L. B. Faulkner
Kidsgrove10111/1942Birmingham 1281
31/01/1913
Ex Fellows, Morton & Clayton
Kineton10211/1942Daventry 530
06/04/1943
Ex Fellows, Morton & Clayton
Len (d)305/1925Not registered
00/00/0000
Tamworth Dock
Lily of the Valley5511/1916Tamworth 11
13/02/1926
Ex Joseph Phipkin
Lion (m)7812/1929Tamworth 80
08/02/1930
Ex British Portland Cement Ltd
Little marvel8310/1940Daventry 516
03/06/1941
Ex David Hambridge
Lobelia4711/1916Towcester 272
Tamworth 136
14/11/1916
1934-10-13
Ex Joseph Phipkin
Lord Kitchener (d)2405/1918Not registered
00/00/0000
Ex Hughes, Selly Oak
Louisa009/1925Not found
00/00/0000
Ex John Humphries
Lucy6302/1953Daventry 548
24/02/1953
Ex John Knill
Madge5203/1926Tamworth 16
10/04/1926
Nurser & Sons
Mafeking8601/1941Daventry 514
06/05/1941
Ex Moira Colliery Co. Ltd.
Malta (m)4406/1943Daventry 536
28/06/1943
Braunston Dock
Malvern9911/1942Birmingham 1512
05/10/1928
Ex Fellows, Morton & Clayton
Margaret (d)9101/1943Not registered
00/00/0000
Tamworth Dock
Mary2002/1938Daventry 488
15/03/1938
Nurser Brothers
Matilda6704/1954Daventry 560
25/11/1958
Ex John Knill
Mavis (d)3705/1942Not registered
00/00/0000
Tamworth Dock
May9104/1941Daventry 513
06/05/1941
Nurser Brothers
May (d)1111/1933Not registered
00/00/0000
F. H. Malin
Mercury (m)708/1943Wolverhampton 1120
13/06/1926
Ex Fellows, Morton & Clayton
Miller7303/1940Tamworth 168
10/08/1940
Ex Alfred Hone, Banbury
Minnie008/1921Berkhamsted 518
29/08/1921
Ex F. W. & A. Sephton
Montgomery9709/1942Daventry 529
15/12/1942
Ex John Green Carriers Ltd
Mosquito10704/1943Daventry 534
01/06/1943
Ex GUCCC
Mosquito (d)7302/1943Not registered
00/00/0000
Tamworth Dock
Muriel (d)5402/1942Not registered
00/00/0000
Tamworth Dock
Nathan6902/1938Daventry 495
09/05/1939
Ex Alfred Buckler
Nautilus003/1923Berkhamsted 424
26/03/1923
Ex William Henry King
Nell6702/1940Daventry 505
27/08/1940
Ex Daniel Doughty
Nellie005/1927Tamworth 32
07/05/1927
Ex J. B. Williams
Nelson (m)2902/1935Daventry 470
03/09/1935
Ex Charles Nelson Ltd
Neptune (m)10403/1943Daventry 532
06/04/1943
Ex GUCCC
Northolt9508/1942Tamworth 189
19/09/1942
Ex Fellows, Morton & Clayton
Olive (d)5602/1944Not registered
00/00/0000
Tamworth Dock
Olive rose5607/1937Daventry 487
21/12/1937
Ex John Humphries
Otter (m)212/1929Tamworth 76
08/02/1930
Ex British Portland Cement Ltd
Oxford004/1921Coventry 463
07/04/1921
Ex John Humphries
Oxford2901/1927Tamworth 27
15/01/1927
Ex Jacob Rice, Gloucester
Oxford4907/1946Daventry 543
15/10/1946
Ex Alfred Hone, Banbury
Percy711/1919Not found
00/00/0000
Tamworth Dock
Percy (d)6107/1947Not registered
00/00/0000
Ex Birmingham Small Arms Ltd
Perseverance004/1922Coventry 470
Tamworth 28
06/04/1922
1927-01-15
Ex Jacob Rice, Gloucester
Phyllis7107/1947Tamworth 187
19/09/1942
Ex British Paper Co. Ltd
Pretoria8401/1941Daventry 517
01/07/1941
Ex Moira Colliery Co. Ltd
Prince (m)4606/1941Daventry 521
23/09/1941
Nurser Brothers
Princess6809/1957Daventry 562
12/05/1959
Ex Coronet Canal Carrying Co
Princess May5611/1917Birmingham 1363
16/11/1917
Ex Harry Humphries
Progress2712/1919Birmingham 1383
19/12/1919
Ex William Kent
Prosper (m)3301/1936Daventry 478
09/06/1936
Ex Harry Humphries
Prosperity002/1920Coventry 422
19/01/1921
Ex F. W. & A. Sephton
Pyramus (d)6209/1926Not registered
00/00/0000
Ex W. H. Bowater Ltd
Ramillies (d)6309/1926Not registered
00/00/0000
Ex W. H. Bowater Ltd
Raymond4206/1958Daventry 559
02/09/1958
Braunston Dock
Raymond (d)2110/1921Not registered
00/00/0000
Tamworth Dock
Richard (d)7012/1943Not registered
00/00/0000
Tamworth Dock
Rodney7502/1957Tamworth 197
24/07/1946
Ex S. E. Barlow
Rodney (m)9206/1941Daventry 522
21/10/1941
Ex Fellows, Morton & Clayton
Roger (m)3903/1955Daventry 550
26/06/1956
Ex A. Harvey-Taylor, Aylesbury
Rosie Agnes2309/1934Daventry 468
03/09/1935
Ex Joseph Rice, Stroud
Royden (d)4311/1941Not registered
00/00/0000
Tamworth Dock
Sarah (m)8010/1940Daventry 519
29/07/1941
Ex Henry Grantham
Shamrock001/1919Coventry 437
09/01/1919
Ex John Biddle, Upton
Speedwell (m)1209/1934Daventry 469
03/09/1935
Ex Joseph Rice, Stroud
Stanleigh8701/1941Tamworth 176
19/04/1941
Ex Moira Colliery Co. Ltd
Stanley (d)204/1922Not registered
00/00/0000
Tamworth Dock
Stirling (m)6603/1943Daventry 531
06/04/1943
Renamed ex DAN
Stuart8801/1941Tamworth 177
17/05/1941
Ex Moira Colliery Co. Ltd
Sunny Valley9506/1944Daventry 538
27/06/1944
Ex Northolt
Susan7702/1957Tamworth 195
25/05/1946
Ex S. E. Barlow
Susan (m)2511/1938Daventry 496
06/06/1939
Ex Michael Ward
Teddy (d)109/1920Not registered
00/00/0000
Tamworth Dock
The Rocket (m)2411/1939Daventry 509
24/09/1940
Ex Joseph Grantham
Thomas2501/1929Tamworth 63
12/01/1929
Ex William Wood
Thomas7202/1940Daventry 501
04/06/1940
Ex Joseph Bray
Three sisters2312/1917Birmingham 1365
14/12/1917
Ex George Ayres
Three sisters6412/1939Daventry 504
30/07/1940
Ex Ernest Carter
Tiger (m)4109/1936Daventry 481
29/09/1936
Nurser Brothers
Titanic (d)2001/1920Not registered
00/00/0000
Ex Tailby & Co.
Two Sisters7912/1929Tamworth 79
08/02/1930
Ex British Portland Cement Ltd
Typhoon (d)1006/1943Not registered
00/00/0000
Tamworth Dock
Una7505/1940Daventry 503
30/07/1940
Ex A. Harvey-Taylor, Aylesbury
Union Jack (m)4502/1957Tamworth 185
19/09/1942
Ex S. E. Barlow
Uranus6904/1954Daventry 561
25/11/1958
Ex John Knill
Victory (d)3105/1918Not registered
00/00/0000
Tamworth Dock
Violet008/1921Berkhamsted 519
29/08/1921
Ex W. H. Bowater Ltd
Violet5311/1938Daventry 497
06/06/1939
Ex Michael Ward
Viper (m)6802/1938Daventry 494
09/05/1939
Ex Alfred Buckler
Vulture001/1919Berkhamsted 399
15/01/1919
Ex L. B. Faulkner
Warwick601/1919Coventry 450
11/12/1919
Ex Charles Marsden Ltd
Warwick8911/1945Daventry 540
08/01/1946
Ex GUCCC
Warwick (d)606/1924Not registered
00/00/0000
Ex W. H. Harris, Aston
Wasp (m)2803/1937Daventry 484
16/03/1937
Nurser Brothers
Winston (m)9303/1942Daventry 523
05/05/1942
Nurser Brothers
Yarmouth10011/1942Birmingham 1313
01/05/1914
Ex Fellows, Morton & Clayton
York10503/1943Daventry 533
06/04/1943
Ex GUCCC

(d): day boat.
(m): motor boat.

Registration numbers dated prior to entry into the fleet relate to the previous owner. Only parts of the Banbury, Stoke-on-Trent and Towcester registers survive.

As boats left the fleet, their numbers were usually re-issued to incoming craft. In about 1957 a new numbering system was introduced, with the day boats being between 1 and 30, motorboats between 31 and 60 and butty boats from 61 onwards. On many boats, the fleet number was already within these parameters and these kept their old number.  The one exception to this new rule was the butty Raymond, the last to enter the fleet, which was numbered 42.