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Severn Falcon

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Severn_Falcon

 

Severn Falcon’ specification

Severn Falcon
LPB Identification No. 44 DRM Identification No. N/A AJP Identification No. N/A
Source (LPB)(GF)(JP)(CL)(DF)(DW)(MN)
Name P.o.R Description Dates
Severn Facon

Bristol 9/35

Gloucester 9/49

Bird Class Steel Barge

1935 - 1974
Official No. 163863 Code N/A
Builders Charles Hills & Sons, Bristol (yard no 237)
Dimensions Length 90.1ft Breath 18.75ft Depths 6.2ft

Tonnage – (         ) Gross 86 ton   Net 67.79 ton  B.D

Engines By H.P. None
Beached date March 1974
Beached by Resolute Capt Oliver Powell, Jimmy Common, Bob Green, Dick Woodward, Eric Aldridge, Doug Munday, Donald Fowler
Miscellaneous

(1937 – 1948 Gloucester Port Arrivals)

Image of Severn Falcon steel barge in 1935 at Bristol

Image of Severn Falcon stern, Bathurst wharf c. 1937 (Sm 109)

BS3.95 adrift of Sharpness entrance 18.11.49 but saved

Crewed by Doug Munday who often went to Cardiff

Mr Davie once radio operator on board

John Perkins last diary entry 4th October 1968 Sharpness to Avonmouth

Fate     Broken up – MNL supp. March 1974

            Put on bank of Severn at pier of demolished railway Bridge seen Aug 1975

First Owners Severn & Canal Carrying Co, Ltd, Bristol (35 - 48)
Changes

1948 – 1967 British Transport Commission, 55 Broadway, London Manager Arthur S. Lisle, Dock Office, Gloucester

British Waterways Board (1967)