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Grand Union Canal Carrying Company

 

 

KEY TO CLASSES AND CONSTRUCTION

ASSOCIATED CANAL CARRIERS

Key Description 

A 5 wooden motors, 6 wooden & one iron composite butty (Rugby) from other carriers 

 

ROYALTY CLASS

Key Description 

B Prototype steel pair by Steel Barrel Co. Ltd, Uxbridge, Middlesex (cabin work by Bushells, Tring)

C 4 coppered-steel motor boat hulls by W.J. Yarwood & Sons Ltd, Northwich, Cheshire

D 2 coppered steel motor boats by James Pollock Sons & Co. Ltd, Faversham, Kent

E 2 wooden butties by Bushell Brothers, Tring, Hertfordshire

F 2 wooden butties by W.H. Walker & Brothers Ltd, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire

G 2 wooden butties by Edward G. Woods, Staffordshire Wharf, Brentford, Middlesex

 

STAR CLASS

Key Description

H 2 prototype wooden pairs by Harland & Wolff Ltd, Woolwich (cabin work by Bushells)

I 3 prototype wooden pairs by W.H. Walker & Brothers Ltd., Rickmansworth

J 1 prototype wooden pair by Edward G. Woods, Brentford

K 24 composite pairs by Harland & Wolff with iron sides and elm bottoms (Small Woolwich)

L 12 composite pairs by Yarwoods with iron sides and elm bottoms (Small Northwich)

M 6 wooden pairs by Walkers with oak sides and elm bottoms (Small Ricky)

N 18 composite pairs by Harland & Wolff with mild steel sides and elm bottoms (Small Woolwich

O 8 pairs from Yarwoods with steel sides and steel ìVeeî bottoms (Middle Northwich)

P 12 wooden pairs by Walkers with oak sides and elm bottoms (Small Ricky)

Q 2 wooden pairs by Woods with oak sides and elm bottoms

 

TOWN CLASS

Key Description

R 24 pairs by Harland & Wolff with mild steel sides and bottoms (Large Woolwich)

S 24 motors from Harland & Wolff with steel sides and bottoms (Large Woolwich)

T 38 motors by Yarwoods with steel sides and bottoms (Large Northwich)

U 62 wooden butties by Walkers with oak sides and elm bottoms (Large Ricky)

 

NOTES:

* The butty Mary never had an official fleet number

+ The registrations for Dorney Court and Elsie Edith relate to the previous owner.

++ The registrations for Seascale, Southam, Starcross and Staverton predate their entry into the fleet as sometimes a boat’s cabin was completed in advance of other construction work enabling the Public Health examination to take place and the certificate to be issued before the launch.