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.
SUR&CC - Shropshire Union Railways & Canal Company