Fleet lists

John Griffiths

Famous Fleets feature article Issue 23 - Autumn 2011

from 1885 onwards

Bu – broken up 
Cn – cancelled 
(s) – steamer 
(w) – wide boat or barge 
[ ] – boat’s previous name 
WCC – Warwickshire Canal Carrying Co Ltd   
In several cases boats joining the fleet often seem to have acquired the same registration number as their predecessors, but without this being recorded in the register itself. As a result in these cases the ‘new’ registration date is not recorded. This may well have been done to avoid paying the fee for a new entry.