Midlands & Coast Canal Carriers Ltd

A leading but short-lived carrier whose boats were mainly seen on the Shropshire Union Canal.

Famous Fleets feature article Issue 4 - Winter 2006


NameFleet noJoined fleetRegistration numberRegistration dateBuilder/sourceNotes
Apollo08/1922Wolverhampton 1090
09/10/1922
Ex Harris Brothers, Brierley Hill
Apollo05/1929Wolverhampton 1130
08/07/1929
New, Crichtons, Saltney
Apollo (m)07/1936Wolverhampton 1147
15/09/1936
Ex horse boat
Ariel07/1927Wolverhampton 1123
11/07/1927
Not known
Ariel (m)08/1935Wolverhampton 1143
28/10/1935
New, Yarwoods, Northwich
Auricula08/1922Chester 686
17/08/1922
Ex SUR&CC
Avon07/1922Wolverhampton 1082
10/07/1922
Ex Price & Son, Brierley Hill
Battalion09/1922Wolverhampton 1091
09/10/1922
Ex Hingleys, Ex SUR&CC
Cassandra09/1922Wolverhampton 1092
09/10/1922
Ex SUR&CC
Childwall03/1922Wolverhampton 1096
09/10/1922
Ex SUR&CC
Cordelia09/1922Wolverhampton 1095
09/10/1922
Ex SUR&CC
Corfu03/1922Wolverhampton 1131
08/07/1929
Ex Hingleys, Ex SUR&CC
Corinthian03/1922Wolverhampton 1089
09/10/1922
Ex Hingleys, Ex SUR&CC
Desdemona06/1922Wolverhampton 1078
12/06/1922
Ex SUR&CC
Diamond10/1928Wolverhampton 1126
Wolverhampton 1148
29/10/1928
18/03/1938
New, Crichtons, Saltney
Dorothy03/1922Brierley Hill 246
04/10/1920
Ex Hingleys, Ex Harris Brothers
Elector12/1922Wolverhampton 1100
08/01/1923
Ex SUR&CC
Emma01/1923Wolverhampton 1102
12/02/1923
Ex Noah Webb, Brierley Hill
Energy (tug)00/0000Not registered
00/00/0000
Possibly built by Taylors, Chester
Gladys01/1923Brierley Hill 87
07/03/1921
Ex Hingleys, Ex Harris Brothers
Gladys06/1926Wolverhampton 1121
12/07/1926
Ex William Owen, Barbridge
Greddington03/1922Chester 702
21/03/1922
Ex SUR&CC
Grenade07/1922Wolverhampton 1085
02/08/1922
Ex SUR&CC
Jubilee (m)11/1935Wolverhampton 1144
00/12/1935
Ex horse boat Leo
Juliet09/1922Wolverhampton 1101
08/01/1923
Ex SUR&CC
Jupiter07/1922Wolverhampton 1087
02/08/1922
Ex Hingleys (new in 1922)
Leo06/1927Wolverhampton 1125
26/09/1927
New, Yarwoods, Northwich
Malines03/1922Chester 753
21/03/1922
Ex Hingleys, Ex SUR&CC
Margaret02/1934Tamworth 103
27/02/1934
Ex A. & A. Peate Ltd, Maesbury
Mars03/1922Birmingham 1433
Wolverhampton 1093
04/03/1922
09/10/1922
Ex Hingleys (new in 1922)
Mascot00/1922Birmingham 1357
12/01/1917
Ex Cross & Co, Birmingham
MCC 107/1922Wolverhampton 1080
10/07/1922
New, Crichtons, Saltney (steel)
MCC 209/1922Wolverhampton 1108
08/10/1923
New, Crichtons, Saltney (steel)
MCC 309/1922Wolverhampton 1094
Wolverhampton 1105
09/10/1922
14/05/1923
New, Crichtons, Saltney (steel)
MCC 403/1923Wolverhampton 1104
09/04/1923
New, Crichtons, Saltney (steel)
Mercury02/1926Wolverhampton 1120
13/06/1926
New, Yarwoods, Northwich
Mermaid10/1925Wolverhampton 1118
26/10/1925
Ex motor boat
Mermaid (m)10/1922Wolverhampton 1088
09/10/1922
Ex Hingleys
Moldavia09/1922Chester 774
14/09/1915
Ex SUR&CC
Neptune02/1923Brierley Hill 293
05/02/1923
Ex Hingleys, (new in 1923)
North12/1925Wolverhampton 1119
10/05/1926
New, Yarwoods, Northwich
Orion12/1922Daventry 353
Wolverhampton 1127
09/01/1923
14/01/1929
New, Nursers, Braunston
Pheasant03/1922Chester 695
21/03/1922
Ex Hingleys, Ex SUR&CC
Pirate09/1922Chester 755
21/03/1922
Ex SUR&CC
Pole Star05/1922Daventry 345
30/05/1922
New, Nursers, Braunston
Pole Star (m)01/1934Wolverhampton 1142
12/03/1934
Ex horse boat
Portia09/1923Wolverhampton 1110
08/10/1923
Ex SUR&CC
Riga03/1922Chester 802
21/03/1922
Ex Hingleys, Ex SUR&CC
Rose03/1922Brierley Hill 287
09/08/1920
Ex Hingleys
Roumania09/1922Wolverhampton 1097
09/10/1922
Ex SUR&CC
Sallie03/1922Brierley Hill 288
07/03/1921
Ex Hingleys, Ex Price & Son
Salonica03/1922Wolverhampton 1107
Wolverhampton 1115
11/06/1923
08/12/1924
Ex SUR&CC
Sappho03/1922Chester 735
21/03/1922
Ex SUR&CC
Scholar05/1922Chester 728
18/05/1922
Ex SUR&CC
Seagull06/1922Wolverhampton 1084
10/07/1922
Ex Hingleys (new in 1921)
Sir Douglas Haig03/1922Wolverhampton 1106
Wolverhampton 1132
11/06/1923
08/07/1929
Ex SUR&CC
Snowdrop07/1922Wolverhampton 1086
02/08/1922
Ex Greaves Bull Lakin, Stockton
Spade12/1928Wolverhampton 1128
14/01/1929
New, Crichtons, Saltley
Star06/1929Wolverhampton 1133
08/07/1929
New, Crichtons, Saltney
Tarzan10/1923Wolverhampton 1109
08/10/1923
Ex Price & Son, Brierley Hill (?)
Taurus07/1927Wolverhampton 1124
26/09/1927
New, Yarwoods, Northwich
Townshend03/1922Chester 790
21/03/1922
Ex Hingleys, ex SUR&CC
Venus05/1922Wolverhampton 1079
Wolverhampton 1140
12/06/1922
14/03/1932
Ex Hingleys (new in 1922)
Verdun04/1922Chester 795
26/04/1922
Ex SUR&CC
Warsaw08/1922Chester 770
17/08/1922
Ex SUR&CC
Welcome03/1922Chester 794
21/03/1922
Ex Hingleys, Ex SUR&CC
Whirlpool03/1922Chester 806
21/03/1922
Ex Hingleys, Ex SUR&CC
Woodcock03/1922Chester 693
25/03/1922
Ex SUR&CC

(m) – motor boat. Registrations dated prior to the entry into the fleet relate to the previous owner.

Several of the Shropshire Union Railways & Canal Company boats were acquired firstly by N. Hingley & Sons Ltd and subsequently transferred to Midlands & Coast but the exact date of this transfer is somewhat conjectural.

This list omits a few early boats acquired from other carriers that served for only a short time in the fleet.