T.W. Toovey Ltd

Famous Fleets feature article Issue 41 - Spring 2016


NameFleet noJoined fleetRegistration numberRegistration dateBuilder/sourceNotes
Betty (w)Tring 7612/09/1916G 12028 - 21/07/1920 Ex J. Landon & Co Ltd, Aylesbury. To Rickmansworth Gravel Co.
Braunston (w)Uxbridge 45329/11/1910G 11664 - 16/12/1910 Built at Uxbridge - requisitioned 1915. FMC wide-boat.
Golden Spray (w)Tring 9101/08/1922G 12106 - 08/11/1923 New by Bushells. To Thos Clayton (Paddington) Ltd as Leonard.
Harefield (w)Uxbridge 45925/07/1911G 11820 - 25/07/1911 Built at Uxbridge - requisitioned 1915. FMC wide-boat.
Isleworth (w)Uxbridge 46627/02/1912Not gauged Built at Uxbridge - requisitioned 1915. FMC wide-boat.
Islington (w)Uxbridge 46530/01/1912Not gauged Built at Uxbridge - requisitioned 1915. FMC wide-boat.
Langley (w)Tring 7508/08/1916G 11899 - 06/09/1916 New by Bushells. To Thos Clayton (Paddington) Ltd as George.

G = gauging

The four FMC wide-boats were requisitioned by the War Department in December 1915 and were taken to France where they were used during the hostilities. They never returned. 

(w) = wide-boat