Severn Eagle

Severn Eagle

The remains looking aft

Name P.o.R Description Dates
Severn Eagle

Bristol 7/35

Gloucester 8/49

Bird Class Steel Barge

1935 - 1972
Official No. 163861 Code N/A
Builders Charles Hills & Sons, Bristol (yard no 236)
Dimensions Length 89.95ft Breath 18.85ft Depths 6.2ft

Tonnage – ( ) Gross 85.37 ton Net 76.06 ton B.D

Engines By H.P. None
Beached date Pre Nov 1972
Beached by Capt Bill Savage, Bob Green, Dick Woodward, Eric Aldridge, Doug Munday, Donald Fowler

Photo of Severn Eagle Steel Barge seen 1935 Bristol

Gloucester Port records Capt Tonks on 18th September 1937 from Avonmouth with 144 tons of general cargo (1937 – 1948 Gloucester Port Arrivals)

Gloucester Port records Capt Payton on 15th November 1948 from Avonmouth with 137 tons of copper

BS3.95 With Toga and Sabrina 5 ashore Redcliffe Bay 17.18.10 1949. Severn Eagle and Sabrina 5 Later Savaged

Photo of stern qr view, Avonmouth R.E. Dk Eastern arm 20th July 1957 (Sm)

John Perkins last diary entry 1st October 1969 Sharpness to Gloucester

Fate Put to reinforce canal bank at Sharpness seen Nov 1972

Broken up – MNL Supp 23rd March 1974

Crewed by Doug Munday who often went to Cardiff

First Owners Severn & Canal Carrying Co, Ltd, Bristol (36)

British Transport Commission, 55 Broadway, London S.W.1 Manager Arthur C. Lisle. Dock Office, Gloucester

British Waterways Board (1967)