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Lighter No.32

Lighter_No32

 

Lighter No. 32’ specification

Lighter No.32
LPB Identification No. 60 DRM Identification No. N/A AJP Identification No. N/A
Source (LPB)(DW)(MN)(JE)
Name P.o.R Description Dates
Lighter No. 32

 

Steel barge

1928 – c. 1973
Official No. not recorded Code N/A
Builders Charles Hills & Sons of Bristol (yard number 227)
Dimensions Length not recorded Breath not recorded Depths not recorded

Tonnage – (1934) Gross not recorded   Net Not recorded 

Engines By H.P. None
Beached date C. 1976
Beached by Capt Oliver Powell, Jimmy Common, Bob Green, Dick Woodward, Russell Smith
Miscellaneous

Glos Port book records No 32 arrived from Avonmouth empty 11th October 1945

John Perkins diary entry 11th November 1968 from Gloucester to Sharpness  John Perkins Diary
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

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