Harland and Wolff - Shipbuilding and Engineering Works

  GUCC Fleet No. 121
  Class Town
  Original Type: Motor
  Known As Large Woolwich
  Date Built 9.12.36
  Hull Construction Steel
  Registered BREN 615
  Intended Paring 240
  14 September 1944 Paired with SATELLITE, steerer N. Morris. 8 June 1948 Paired with PADBURY, steerer L. Morris. 1951 in Paddington, Newham, United Kingdom Used as a tug towing rubbish boats to Cowley Tip, Slough Arm. 13 May 1952 Paired with CHIPSTEAD, steerer G. Bryer. 1 October 1954 Paired with ARGO, steerer C.J. Crossley. 2 July 1957 Paired with EALING, steerer J. Jackson. 10/01/1958 Replaced by B. Grantham). 15 February 1960 Paired with TITANIA, steerer not listed. 1961 Fitted with Petter PD2 20 hp air cooled diesel 1962 British Waterways Board (BWB) 1963 in Southall, Slough, United Kingdom Boat hired to Willow Wren Canal Transport Services Late 1967 stored on the Wendover Arm, Nr. Tring (without engine). March 1968 Sold by BWB to Janusz Rokicki partner in Foxton Boat Services. April 1970 in Braunston Union Canal Carriers circa mid 1970’s – Petter PD2 replaced by Lister HB2 serial number 1305 HB2 11 Serial number indicates this is a 1961 engine. 1980 in Long Itchington Sold to Simon Wain 1983 in Yatton Sold to Paul Painter, Yatton Paired with BIDEFORD. 1987 on Birmingham and Worcester Canal Trans shipping Steel for William Sharp Structural Ltd. Spring 1987. 1988 Sold to Sarah Louise Bush BIRMINGHAM and BIDEFORD traded retail coal from boats. 1993 Sold to Keith Harris Trading as A.V.H. Canal Carrying Company. Steerer N. Hill. October 2002 Sold to John Bullows July 2004 in Chirk Paul Painter reported to Pete Harrison that BIRMINGHAM was in a derelict condition laying at Chirk Marina. September 2012 at Streethay Wharf Bought by current owners Awaiting work