Severn Conveyor

Severn Conveyor

The remains

Severn Conveyor ex Cleprod No 1
LPB Identification No. 45 DRM Identification No. N/A AJP Identification No. N/A
Source (LPB)(AHF)(DF)(JP)(RS)(DW)
Name P.o.R Description Dates
Severn Conveyor

Bristol 2/30

Gloucester 3/51

Steel tank barge

1930 – 1970

4 month to build

Official No. 149999 Code N/A
Builders Charles Hills & Son, Bristol (yard no 182)
Dimensions Length 90ft Breath 21ft Depths 7.4ft
Tonnage – (1930) Gross 126 ton Net 126 ton B.D 111 ton

Tonnage – (1951) Gross 125.82 ton Net 122.82 ton B.D

Engines By H.P. None
Beached date c. 1970
Beached by Capt Oliver Powell, Jimmy Common, Bob Green, Dick Woodward

Sister ship to Severn Commerce ex Cleprod No 2

Purchased by Bristol Oil Storage Co. Ltd in 1930 for £2500

NWM photo (54.0537) showing timber barge Cleprod No. 1 in Diglis Lock 30 – 35

In Avonmouth R.E. Locks with dumb tank barges Severn Commerce (ex Cleprod No2) and Severn Conveyor (ex Cleprod No1) 31st august 1937 (339/37)

renamed Severn Conveyor 1951

Converted from oil tankers to dry cargo by Priday Metford c.1951

Severn Conveyor was skippered by Tom Davies of Gloucester

Lloyds Class AI. 8/32 (Limit Cardiff)

Ray Savage advised Severn commerce was known locally as ‘a cow mouthed barge’

Fate GRO Certificate cancelled and registry closed 29.September 1977 vessel BU

B.U. MNL Supp Oct 1977 (named as Severn Conveyor)

Dumped on Severn bank at Sharpness

First Owners Ellesmere Port Oil Wharfs, Ltd

Bristol Oil Storage Co. Ltd London (33)

Severn and Canal Carrying Co Bristol (45)

Wheatcraft Ltd.,(Priday Metford) Gloucester

Fox Elms Ltd City Mills , The Docks Gloucester manager John F. R. Bevan (1951)