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Lighter No.20

Lighter_No20

 

Lighter No. 20’ specification

Lighter No.20
LPB Identification No. 59 DRM Identification No. N/A AJP Identification No. N/A
Source (LPB)(DW)(MN)(JE)(JP)
Name P.o.R Description Dates
Lighter No. 20

 

Steel barge

1928 – c. 1973
Official No. Code N/A
Builders Charles Hills & Sons of Bristol (yard number 166)
Dimensions Length 70.1ft Breath 20.4ft Depths 6.5ft

Tonnage – (1941) Gross 85 ton   Net Not recorded 

Engines By H.P. None
Beached date C. 1973
Beached by Capt Oliver Powell, Jimmy Common, Bob Green, Dick Woodward, Russell Smith
Miscellaneous

John Perkins diary entry 7th May 1969 from Gloucester to Sharpness John Perkins Diary
John Perkins stated that No 20 a large vessel was put on bank by the wall

A timber lighter metal rubbing strip, wooden post
First Owners Mousell & Chadborn
Changes

British Waterways Board (1970)

Extracts from Jack Evans Notebook
Mousell Chadborn Foreman

Sale of Mousell Chadborn Lighters (p I25, 409, 430)
1950-1973:      19 to I-Hubert Ashmead (1-25 except 7, 10, 19, 20, 23. 24)
3 to BWB (7, 19, 23)
April 1970:      3 to BWB (20, 31. 33)
6 to Hubert Ashmead, Bristol (24, 27, 28, 29, 33, 35)
1 to R Small, broken up at Sharpness (26)
2 to R Davis, Saul Shipyard (30, 34) (p125)
1972-73:          9 channel lighters used as breakwaters in the river outside the Old Dock
(Barnwood, Brockworth, Chedworth, Cranham, Tuffley. Matson, Sandhurst.
Birdlip and Painswick)

Extra information by LPB

The following were 200 ton steel lighters built by Charles Hills & Sons of Bristol:
1928 – Nos. 20, 24 26, 27       Yard no. 166 – 169 85 tonnes
1930- Nos. 28, 29, 30, 31        Yard No. 197 – 200 delivery date 1933
1934-Nos. 32, 33, 34, 35         Yard No. 227 – 230 delivery date 1935