John Dickinson

Famous Fleets feature article Issue 42 – Summer 2016


NameFleet noJoined fleetRegistration numberRegistration dateBuilder/sourceNotes
(Chester) Original JDC name not known 2. To FMC 8/1890
(Lichfield) Original JDC name not known 2. To FMC 8/1890
AliceUxbridge 44723/03/19101. Not gauged
Apsley (b) No cabin
so not registered
Ex FMC2.
Apsley (fire float)Built 12/19423.
Basildon (w)Built 1928 by Bushells Brothers, Tring3.
ColwichUxbridge 42628/01/19081. Guaged B 20689 - 09/09/1908
Countess (s)Birmingham 98701/10/18971. Guaged W 9435 - 14/09/1894
Croxley (b) No cabin
so not registered
Ex FMC2.
Croxley (fire float)Built 04/19433.
Frogmore (w)Built by Walkers, Rickmansworth3.
HelenUxbridge 57424/06/19301. Guaged G 12326 - 30/05/1932
Hero of the Nile Berkhamsted 6819/04/18862. Guaged G 10592 - 28/05/1891
HettieUxbridge 57325/03/19301. Guaged G 12325 - 03/05/1932
Jackal (m)Uxbridge 55729/03/19271. Guaged G 12327 - 30/05/1932
Jaguar (m)Uxbridge 55831/05/19271. Guaged G 12163 - 24/05/1927
KateUxbridge 44931/05/19101. Guaged G 12101 - 22/06/1923
Lord Howe Berkhamsted 34 06/09/18832. Guaged G 10519 - 21/03/1884
Lord Nelson Paddington 164
Berkhamsted 80
22/08/1883
13/12/1886
2. Guaged G 10012 - 05/04/1870
MaudBirmingham 974 05/03/18971. Guaged W 14084 - 27.04.1900 (Sold 08/1913)
MayBirmingham 973 05/03/18971. Guaged B 21223 - 17.01.1911 (Sold 08/1913)
Name not recorded N/A 2. Guaged G 2436 - 19.10.1819 for JD, Nash Mill
Name not recorded N/A 2. Guaged G 3784 - 18.09.1829 for JD, Nash Mill
Nash (w)Built by Walkers, Rickmansworth 06/19423.
Nelson Berkhamsted 268 27/09/1898'2.
Orwell (w)Not found1. Guaged G 10578 - 05.07.1889
Pioneer (wm) Uxbridge 58530/10/19342. New, built at Uxbridge
Princess (s)Birmingham 959
Birmingham 959
12/10/1896
01/10/1897
1. Guaged W 1396 - 20/05/1890
Progress (m) Tring 10102/02/19262.
Shendish (w)Built by Walkers, Rickmansworth 10/19283.
YardleyBirmingham 1239 07/07/19111. Guaged B 22338 - 24/06/1915
YiewsleyBirmingham 1253 16/02/19121. Guaged B 23135 - 26/03/1920

1. Craft owned by Fellows, Morton & Clayton Ltd but painted in John Dickinson & Co colours
2. Craft owned by John Dickinson & Co (the early Grand Junction Canal gauging books are incomplete).
3. Craft owned by John Dickinson & Co and employed on inter-mill work.
B – Birmingham Canal Navigations 
W – Waterman’s Hall 
G – Grand Junction/Union Canal registers