Harland and Wolff - Shipbuilding and Engineering Works

  GUCC Fleet No. 103
  Class Town
  Original Type: Motor
  Known As Large Woolwich
  Date Built 16.2.37
  Hull Construction Steel
  Registered RICK 133
  Intended Paring 211
  Aldgate was built as a pair with Angel, but entered service with Aston in 1937 at Rickmansworth. She remained in service with GUCCC until 1947, then both vessels passed to the British Transport Corporation, before being transferred to Willow Wren Carriers, then George Matty of Oldbury and latterly the Colne Valley Carriers. Due to maintenance and repairs the boats were occasionally separated, but were finally re-united in 1994 by their current owners. The vessel is in full working order and was re-bottomed in 1995. She has recently carried a variety of cargoes including coal, timber, beer, concrete, medical supplies, boat trailers, marquees and a prefabricated building. In 1995, Aldgate and Angel were part of a thirty-one boat flotilla that crossed the channel (on a ferry) to promote British Waterways in Flanders, Belgium.