Anderton Company

The majority of these boats were newly built at the company’s own dock at Middleport. The Stoke-on-Trent canal boat register exists only in part and some of the registration dates quoted have been sourced from other records and may vary by a few days from the actual registration certificate.

Boats with more than one registration probably had structural alterations made to their cabins, perhaps during a major docking, as this would involve the need for re-registration.

The company awarded fleet numbers to its boats but to date insufficient have been discovered to merit their inclusion in this list.

Famous Fleets feature article Issue 9 - Spring 2008


NameFleet noJoined fleetRegistration numberRegistration dateBuilder/sourceNotes
AdonisStoke-on-Trent 84220/10/1921Ex SUR&CC
AdvanceRuncorn 101717/07/1900
AfricaRuncorn 102031/10/1900
AliceStoke-on-Trent 85731/05/1923Converted to motor Stockholm
AmericaRuncorn 101414/06/1900
AnneStoke-on-Trent 79825/03/1915
AvonRuncorn 109318/11/1910
Bedford (m)Stoke-on-Trent 93730/11/1937
BenefactorStoke-on-Trent 84724/11/1921Ex SUR&CC
Bergen (m)Stoke-on-Trent 94401/12/1938Converted, ex horse boat Kate
BombayRuncorn 103916/02/1903
BostonStoke-on-Trent 45920/01/1904Ex Middleport Mills Company
BovicRuncorn 955
Stoke-on-Trent 955
07/07/1893
19/06/1949
Sold, but later bought back. Ex Jos Beardmore, West Fenton
BrusselsStoke-on-Trent 80328/10/1915
CantonRuncorn 104108/04/1903
CatherineStoke-on-Trent 85428/12/1922
CedricRuncorn 103205/03/1902
CeylonRuncorn 104407/09/1903
ChinaRuncorn 101514/06/1900
ClaraStoke-on-Trent 89528/04/1927
ClydeRuncorn 105113/04/1904
CometRuncorn 107819/03/1908
CongletonStoke-on-Trent 90702/04/1931Ex Caldwell & Co
CuzcoRuncorn 986
Stoke-on-Trent 952
31/01/1896
25/07/1940
Regd to John Beardsmore in 1940, returned to Anderton fleet then sold to George Mellor & Co
DaisyRuncorn 108913/04/1910
DanubeRuncorn 103807/02/1903
DarlastonStoke-on-Trent 83329/07/1944Ex J. & G. Meakin, Hanley
DartStoke-on-Trent 79615/10/1914New
DeeRuncorn 104920/02/1904
DenmarkRuncorn 102126/11/1900Converted to motor boat
Denmark (m)Stoke-on-Trent 90530/10/1929Ex horse boat
Dorset (m)Stoke-on-Trent 94128/05/1938New
DoveRuncorn 108704/02/1910
DudleyStoke-on-Trent 84624/11/1921Ex SUR&CC
ElbeRuncorn 104326/06/1903
ElizabethStoke-on-Trent 85129/06/1922
ForwardRuncorn 101916/10/1900
France (m)Stoke-on-Trent 92819/12/1935New
FrankStoke-on-Trent 94306/12/1940Ex Arthur Johnson, Etruria
General JoffreStoke-on-Trent 83920/10/1921Ex SUR&CC
Greece (m)Stoke-on-Trent 95426/11/1942Ex Mersey Weaver Sidney
HarryStoke-on-Trent 88128/05/1925Converted to motor Riga
HavreStoke-on-Trent 84824/11/1921Ex SUR&CC
HooglyStoke-on-Trent 84020/10/1921Ex SUR&CC
IndusStoke-on-Trent 83820/10/1921Ex SUR&CC
IverniaRuncorn 102812/07/1901
IvyStoke-on-Trent 76428/11/1912
JaneStoke-on-Trent 86320/12/1923
JapanRuncorn 105429/10/1904
JupiterRuncorn 107402/01/1908
KateStoke-on-Trent 86728/02/1924Converted to motor Bergen
LiffeyStoke-on-Trent 78626/02/1914
LilyRuncorn 109222/08/1910
MadrasRuncorn 104208/04/1903
MaltaRuncorn 1042a26/06/1903
MargaretStoke-on-Trent 86127/09/1923
MarjoryStoke-on-Trent 85720/12/1923
MarsRuncorn 107112/10/1907
MaryStoke-on-Trent 85330/11/1922
MedicRuncorn 101212/04/1900
MerseyRuncorn 103716/10/1902
MillicentRuncorn 925
Stoke-on-Trent 856
12/01/1892
22/02/1923
NeptuneRuncorn 106524/12/1906
NevaRuncorn 110311/12/1911
NileRuncorn 110108/09/1911
NoraRuncorn 110410/02/1912
Norway (m)Stoke-on-Trent 89920/10/1927New
OnwardRuncorn 101830/08/1900
Oslo (m)Stoke-on-Trent 93025/02/1937New
OswaldRuncorn 913
Stoke-on-Trent 877
19/06/1891
29/01/1925
OuseRuncorn 110201/11/1911
PalmRuncorn 109805/05/1911
PansyStoke-on-Trent 75430/05/1912First new boat registered at Stoke
PineRuncorn 110606/05/1912Last boat registered at Runcorn
PinkRuncorn 109708/03/1911
PlanetRuncorn 1086
Stoke-on-Trent 806
25/10/1909
24/01/1916
Portugal (m)Stoke-on-Trent 92427/06/1935New
ProgressRuncorn 102226/11/1900
ProtectionStoke-on-Trent 84524/11/1921Ex SUR&CC
ReciprocityStoke-on-Trent 83620/10/1921Ex SUR&CC
RembrandtStoke-on-Trent 84424/11/1921Ex SUR&CC
RetaliationStoke-on-Trent 84120/10/1921Ex SUR&CC
RhineRuncorn 105524/12/1904
RhoneStoke-on-Trent 81628/06/1917
Riga (m)Stoke-on-Trent 93417/12/1937Converted, ex horse boat Harry
RoseRuncorn 1097
Stoke-on-Trent 946
08/03/1911
20/10/1939
SalopianRuncorn 1046
Stoke-on-Trent 809
20/10/1903
28/09/1916
SeineStoke-on-Trent 76916/01/1913
ServiaRuncorn 102319/12/1900
SevernRuncorn 105311/06/1904
ShannonStoke-on-Trent 79325/06/1914
Sir John NixonStoke-on-Trent 84320/10/1921Ex SUR&CC
SlavonicStoke-on-Trent 80428/10/1915
Somerset (m)Stoke-on-Trent 92923/07/1936New
SoudanRuncorn 105001/03/1904
Spain (m)Stoke-on-Trent 91728/06/1924New
StarRuncorn 108003/09/1908
Stockholm (m)Stoke-on-Trent 93101/05/1937Converted, ex horse boat Alice
SuevicRuncorn 101314/06/1900
SwedenStoke-on-Trent 83720/10/1921Converted to motor boat
Sweden (m)Stoke-on-Trent 88729/04/1926Converted, ex horse boat
SwiftStoke-on-Trent 84924/11/1921Ex SUR&CC
TeesRuncorn 105702/03/1905
ThamesRuncorn 1034
Stoke-on-Trent 808
11/06/1902
30/03/1916
ThistleStoke-on-Trent 75912/09/1912
TrentRuncorn 104016/02/1903
TunstallStoke-on-Trent 83720/10/1921
TweedRuncorn 1058
Stoke-on-Trent 802
31/05/1905
28/10/1915
TyneRuncorn 105613/02/1905
VectisRuncorn 108320/07/1909
VenusRuncorn 106708/04/1907
VestaRuncorn 108627/11/1909
VictoriaRuncorn 102511/04/1901
VineRuncorn 110008/09/1911
VioletStoke-on-Trent 75725/07/1912
Warsaw (m)Stoke-on-Trent 94720/10/1939Converted, ex horse boat Winifred
WeaverStoke-on-Trent 77115/04/1913
Westminster (m)Stoke-on-Trent 85931/05/1923
WinifredRuncorn 903
Stoke-on-Trent 896
15/11/1890
30/06/1927
Converted to motor Warsaw
WyeStoke-on-Trent 77826/06/1913

SUR&CC - Shropshire Union Railways & Canal Company