Canal Transport Ltd

This list is largely based on the Liverpool Canal Boat register, where all the barges were registered.

Famous Fleets feature article Issue 40 - Winter 2015


NameFleet noJoined fleetRegistration numberRegistration dateBuilder/sourceNotes
Aire01/1935163231/01/1935YarwoodDIWE - then trip-boat Water Princess 1958
Alpha (m)01/1930148121/05/1930Walls Sold 1937
Alpha (m)12/1937166209/12/1937MayorWDIWE
Alt06/1936164313/06/1935Ex 28DIWE
Askrigg (m) 12/1949172218/11/1949J.&J. Crook, Riley Green Joined after takeover by Docks & Inland Waterways Executive
Atherton (m)08/1950172515/09/1930W.J. Yarwood & Sons Ltd, NorthwichJoined after takeover by Docks & Inland Waterways Executive
Avon (m)02/1947171120/02/1947YarwoodRenamed Clewyd 1947, DIWE
Bacup (m)02/1951172616/03/1951W.J. Yarwood & Sons Ltd, NorthwichJoined after takeover by Docks & Inland Waterways Executive
Badger01/1930149103/07/1930Hunt Sold 1933
Beaver01/1930149309/10/1930HuntSold 1932
Beta (s)01/1930112217/09/1930WallsSold 1930s
Bison01/1930149723/05/1930HuntSold 1930s
Bradford (m)10/1949172318/11/1949J. Mayor & Co Ltd, TarletonJoined after takeover by Docks & Inland Waterways Executive
Calder (m)01/1934160418/01/1934HarkerDIWE
Canopus (m)01/1930145703/07/1930WallsDIWE
Capella (m)09/1931153524/09/1931MayorTDIWE
Catterick (m)12/1949172420/01/1950J. Mayor & Co Ltd, WiganJoined after takeover by Docks & Inland Waterways Executive
Clitheroe (m)02/1951172716/03/1951W.J. Yarwood & Sons Ltd, NorthwichJoined after takeover by Docks & Inland Waterways Executive
Comet (m)02/1939167025/02/1939MayorTSold 1953 James Monk & Son
Crucis (m)08/1945170420/09/1945MayorWDIWE
Curlew08/1940168219/09/1940MayorWDIWE
Darlington (m)04/1951173815/06/1951J. Mayor & Co. Ltd, WiganJoined after takeover by Docks & Inland Waterways Executive
Darwen (m)08/1952174419/09/1952Harland & Wolff Ltd, LondonJoined after takeover by Docks & Inland Waterways Executive
Dee (m)03/1934160722/03/1934PimblottDIWE
Deer01/1930148523/05/1930HuntCancelled 1935
Delta01/1930129323/05/1930WallsSold 1933
Derwent (m)01/1936164630/01/1936PimblottDIWE
Don (m)01/1935163817/01/1935Ex 31DIWE
Douglas (m)11/1933160130/11/1933RamseyDIWE
Eclipse (m)04/1940167820/06/1940MayorTDIWE
Eden (m)10/1936164912/11/1936PimblottDIWE
Edith06/1940167920/06/1940ThorntonDIWE
Elk01/1930149424/04/1930HuntSold 1936 W. Holden, Skipton
Epsilon01/1930114717/09/1930WallsSold 1932
Esk (m)10/1936165012/11/1936PimblottDIWE
Everton (m)02/1953174813/02/1953Harland & Wolff Ltd, LondonJoined after takeover by Docks & Inland Waterways Executive
Farnworth (m)05/1953175312/06/1953Harland & Wolff Ltd, LondonJoined after takeover by Docks & Inland Waterways Executive
Fox01/1930125400/00/1930HuntSold 1930s
Gamma01/1930127217/09/1930WallsSold 1930s
Hare01/1930148923/05/1930HuntSold 1933
Humber (m)11/1935164512/12/1935PimblottDIWE - then trip-boat Water Gypsy 1958
Ibex01/1930148423/06/1930HuntSold 1935
Iota01/1930120709/10/1930WallsSold 1937
Irene06/1940168020/06/1940ThorntonSold
Irwell (m)05/1934160831/05/1934YarwoodDIWE
Jupiter (m)03/1938166509/06/1938MayorTSold 1953 James Monk & Son
Kappa (m)01/1930146123/05/1930WallsSold 1940
Kennet (m)07/1947171418/07/1947YarwoodDIWE
Kestrel02/1942168719/02/1942MayorWDIWE
Lamda01/1930128617/09/1930WallsSold 1948 John Cox & Co
Lark02/1937165625/02/1937MayorTSold
Leo (m)12/1946171023/01/1947CrookDIWE
Linnet01/1941168322/05/1941CrookDIWE Cancelled 1962
Lion01/1930149019/06/1930HuntSold 1933
Lune (m)01/1934160318/01/1934YarwoodDIWE
Lynx01/1930149923/05/1930HuntConverted to Trent, 1935
Lyra (m)02/1932154517/03/1932MayorTSold
Mars (m)09/1930153117/09/1930RamseySold 1948 Richard Williams & Sons
Mercury (m)04/1931153409/04/1931RamseySold 1948 Richard Williams & Sons
Mersey (m)10/1932157317/11/1932YarwoodDIWE Sold to W. Holden
Mu (m)01/1930144024/04/1930WallsSold 1948 Richard Williams & Sons
Musk01/1930149223/05/1930HuntSold 1936 Pagefield Ironworks
Neptune (m)10/1938166901/12/1938MayorTDIWE Sold 1953 James Monk & Son
Nidd (m)01/1935163317/01/1935YarwoodDIWE
No 2801/1930152623/05/1930LCTConverted to motor Alt 1935
No 28401/1930150124/04/1930LCTSold 1933
No 2901/1930152723/05/1930LCTCancelled 1938
No 29201/1930150223/05/1930LCTSold 1932
No 29701/1930150319/06/1930LCTSold 1932
No 3001/1930152823/05/1930LCTConverted to motor Swale 1934
No 30201/1930150423/05/1930LCTSold 1939 to Manchester buyer
No 30401/1930150503/07/1930LCTSold 1932
No 3101/1930152923/05/1930LCTConverted to motor Don 1935
No 31001/1930150624/04/1930LCTSold 1932
No 31101/1930150719/06/1930LCTSold 1939 to Manchester buyer
No 31201/1930150823/05/1930LCTSold 1939 P. W. Pickup
No 31401/1930150923/05/1930LCTBroken up 1932
No 31601/1930151023/05/1930LCTSold 1935 Thompson Brothers
No 31701/1930151123/05/1930LCTCancelled 1938
No 32 (s)01/1930107324/04/1930LCTSold 1933
No 32101/1930151223/05/1930LCTCancelled 1938
No 32701/1930151323/05/1930LCTSold 1939 to Tarleton buyer
No 32801/1930151424/04/1930LCTSold 1939 to Leeds buyer
No 32901/1930151523/05/1930LCTSold 1936
No 33001/1930151623/05/1930LCTSold 1933
No 33101/1930151723/05/1930LCTCancelled 1935
No 33201/1930151823/05/1930LCTCancelled 1930s
No 33301/1930151923/05/1930LCTSold 1939 to Manchester buyer
No 33601/1930152024/04/1930LCTSold 1937 Leeds & Liverpool Canal Co
No 33801/1930152123/05/1930LCTSold 1938
No 33901/1930152223/05/1930LCTSold 1939 to Manchester buyer
No 35001/1930152323/05/1930LCTCancelled 1930s
No 35101/1930152403/07/1930LCTSold 1948
No 35201/1930152523/05/1930LCTSold 1948
No 44 (s)01/1930147824/04/1930LCTCancelled 1935
No 46 (s)01/1930126724/04/1930WallsSold 1933
Omega01/1930142717/09/1930WallsSold 1930s
Omicron01/1930143429/06/1930Walls(Spelt 'Omricon' in error) Sold
Orb (m)01/1930148024/04/1930Hunt&PSold 1948 John Cox & Co, Wigan
Orion (m)11/1931153926/11/1931CrookSold 1948 Christopher Iddon
Otter01/1930148624/04/1930HuntCancelled 1935
Ouse (m)02/1934161015/02/1934HarkerDIWE
Panther01/1930150023/05/1930HuntSold 1948 Crook & Thompson
Pi01/1930Not found00/01/1930WallsSold 1930s
Planet (m)10/1937166121/10/1937MayorTDIWE
Plover05/1942169218/06/1942CrookDIWE, converted to motor 1952
Pluto (m)11/1939167523/11/1939MayorWDIWE, sold 1960 Albert Blundell
Psi (m)01/1930144623/05/1930WallsSold 1948 Albert Blundell renamed Edith
Puma01/1930149823/05/1930HuntSold 1930s
Rho01/1930142826/10/1934WallsConverted to motor 1934
Rho (m)11/1934142815/11/1934Ex Rho DIWE
Ribble (m)02/1934160901/03/1934YarwoodDIWE
Saturn (m)03/1938166409/06/1938MayorT-
Severn (m)11/1936165200/00/0000PimblottDIWE
Sigma01/1930128916/07/1931WallsSold 1930s
Sirius (m)01/1930144917/09/1930WallsSold 1948 Albert Blundell
Spica (m)01/1930145417/09/1930WallsSold 1948 James Monk & Son
Stag01/1930148803/07/1930HuntSold 1935
Stoat01/1930149619/06/1930HuntSold 1936 W. Holden, Skipton
Swale (m)11/1934163129/11/1934Ex 30 DIWE
Taurus (m)06/1939167229/06/1939MayorTDIWE
Theta (m)01/1930147923/05/1930WallsSold 1948 Christopher Iddon
Tiger01/1930148319/06/1930HuntSold 1936 Henry Sutton
Trent (m)04/1935164212/04/1935Ex Lynx DIWE Sold 1953 James Monk & Son
Tweed (m)05/1937165927/05/1937PimblottDIWE
Uranus (m)07/1932157201/09/1932MayorT-
Vega01/1930114417/09/1930WallsConverted to motor 1932
Vega (m)01/1932154121/01/1932Ex VegaSold to James Monk & Son
Venus (m)04/1931153309/04/1931MayorT-
Weasel01/1930149523/05/1930HuntSold 1930s
Weaver (m)01/1934160522/03/1934PimblottDIWE
Wharfe (m)11/1936165126/11/1936PimblottDIWE - then trip-boat Water Prince 1958
Wolf01/1930148723/05/1930HuntSold 1939
Wye (m)05/1947171220/06/1947YarwoodDIWE
Zeta01/1930143002/11/1934WallsConverted to motor 1934
Zeta (m)11/1934143015/11/1934Ex ZetaSold 1948 Clarke & Co.

Builders and Sources

Crook – New by J. & J. Crook, Riley Green

Harker – New John Harker Limited, Knottingley

Hunt – Ex John Hunt & Sons (Leeds) Ltd

Hunt&P – Ex Hunt & Paige, Leigh

LCT – Ex Lancashire Canal Transport Ltd,  

MayorT – New by J. Mayor & Co Ltd, Tarleton

MayorW – New by J. Mayor & Co Ltd, Wigan  

Pimblott – New by Isaac Pimblott & Sons Ltd, Northwich

Ramsey – New by G. E. Ramsey & Son, Shipley 

Thornton – Ex J. R. Thornton, Leeds

Walls – Ex Benjamin C. Walls, Wigan

Yarwood – New by W. J. Yarwood & Sons Ltd, Northwich