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Modern History

Date

 

Action

 

Owner

 

Name

 

Source

4.1948

 

To Thomas Clayton. Converted to gas boat

 

Thomas Clayton

 

EMPEROR

 

 

Undated

 

Change of owner to T Clayton on GS BCN 1079

 

Thomas Clayton

 

EMPEROR

 

 

16.7.1952

 

Regauged  BCN 2353 for E Thomas as EMPRESS No 2

 

E Thomas

 

EMPRESS No 2

 

Gauging sheet

 

 

E. Thomas used as tug fitted with a Fordson TVO engine and washboards under counter

 

E Thomas

 

EMPRESS No 2

 

 

2.4.1961

 

at E.T's yard as EMPRESS No 2 (BCN 2353)

 

E Thomas

 

EMPRESS No 2

 

AB

2.11.1962

 

at Walsall as EMPRESS No 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.9.1964

 

at ET Walsall as Empress No 2

 

E Thomas

 

EMPRESS No 2

 

BH

2.7.1965

 

at ET Walsall as Empress No 2

 

E Thomas

 

EMPRESS No 2

 

BH

 

 

To M. Braine who fitted part new bottom

 

M Braine

 

EMPRESS No 2

 

BH

28.3.1967

 

David Thexton first offer

 

D Thexton

 

 

 

Simon Jenkins 25.2.01

4.4.1967

 

Cheque received from DT for 475

 

D Thexton

 

 

 

Simon Jenkins 25.2.01

20.4.1967

 

to David Thexton

 

D Thexton

 

 

 

Simon Jenkins 25.2.01

12.6.1967

 

Delivered to Stone

 

D Thexton

 

 

 

Simon Jenkins 25.2.01

14.4.1968

 

Seen as EMPRESS (2353) at Norton Caines being repaired by owner. Hull only. Part new bottom being put on on slip

 

D Thexton

 

EMPRESS 

 

AB

18.4.1968

 

Also seen as above

 

D Thexton

 

EMPRESS  

 

AB

11.5.1968

 

Seen as above but now in the water

 

D Thexton

 

EMPRESS  

 

Simon Jenkins 25.2.01

1968

 

To David Thexton for 425 including full docking, full recaulking, some new elm bottoms. (plus 15 towage to Stone)

 

D Thexton

 

EMPRESS  

 

MB

13.8.1971

 

at Northampton as EMPRESS BCN 2353 owned by David A Thexton. 24 Parkhead Drive, Weston Coyney

 

D Thexton

 

EMPRESS  

 

AB

8.8.1972

 

at Lymm Rally as EMPRESS BCN 2353 still owned by David Thexton

 

D Thexton

 

EMPRESS  

 

AB

1975

 

Photographed at Kegworth with Fazeley

 

D Thexton

 

EMPRESS  

 

Simon Jenkins 25.2.01

26.12.1977

 

at Stoke Bruerne. BCN 2353 David Thexton, with Fordson 4 cyl tractor engine 45bhp @ 2000. No 500E 47236 (ex British Rail LMR road engine) with Morris gearbox ex Monarch. 2:1 reduction.  Bronze prop 20 x 20

 

D Thexton

 

EMPRESS  

 

AB

3.1982

 

Seen at Barbridge Junction

 

D Thexton

 

EMPRESS  

 

C Clegg 3.6.01

8.1989

 

At Consall Forge. Still got wooden bottom and a 1942 Thorneycroft engine.  2' 10" draught

 

D Thexton

 

EMPRESS  

 

 

10.1991

 

Photograph with David Thexton's name

 

D Thexton

 

EMPRESS   

 

WW Oct 1991 p70

5.1996

 

to Simon & Lisa Jenkins for 14,000

 

S & L Jenkins

 

EMPRESS

 

Simon Jenkins 25.2.01

1999

 

Rebottomed in steel. Thorneycroft out. AS2 (TY 17227 - 12) ex Coventry in fitted with Parsons gear box

 

S & L Jenkins

 

EMPRESS

 

Steve Priest 24.4.01

30.10.2004

 

To Jim Taylor at Dutton BW70411

 

J Taylor

 

EMPRESS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Sightings

 

Ref

 

Date

Source

Captain

Crew

Butty

 

Notes

EMPEROR

 

5.1898

 

 

 

 

 

Launched

 

 

9.5.1898

 

 

 

 

 

Inspected

Bm 1006.

 

3.6.1898

Reg

Edward Wenlock

 

 

 

Registered

WH 9986

 

19.8.1898

 

 

 

 

 

Gauged

 

 

8.9.1899

Millner L

 

 

 

 

Excessive speed

 

 

5.1900

 

 

 

 

 

Maintenance Docking

 

 

5.1902

 

 

 

 

 

Maintenance Docking

 

 

5.1903

 

 

 

 

 

Maintenance Docking

 

 

6.1905

 

 

 

 

 

Maintenance Docking

 

 

24.7.1905

Millner L

Woodward

 

Welton

 

Jammed with another boat in tunnel

Bm 1006.

 

24.10.1905

Dav CIJ

J Woodfield

3--

 

 

 

Bm 1006.

 

16.11.1905

Dav CIJ

J Woodfield

3--

 

 

 

Bm 1006.

 

1.1.1906

Dav CIJ

J Woodfield

2--

 

 

 

Bm 1006.

 

10.1.1906

Dav CIJ

J Woodfield

2--

 

 

 

Bm 1006.

 

17.2.1906

Dav CIJ

J Woodfield

3--

 

 

 

Bm 1006.

 

26.6.1906

Dav CIJ

J Woodfield

4--

 

 

 

Bm 1006.

 

14.10.1906

Dav CIJ

J Woodfield

3--

 

 

 

 

 

26.4.1907

Millner L

J Woodfield

 

 

 

Damage at lock No 1

 

 

10.1907

 

 

 

 

 

Maintenance Docking

 

 

1.1908

 

 

 

 

 

Maintenance Docking

Bm 1006.

 

10.10.1908

Dav CIJ

J Woodfield

 

 

 

Bm 1006.

 

15.1.1909

Dav CIJ

T Wenlock

4--

 

 

 

Bm 1006

 

21.9.1909

Heston CIJ

Josh Sidwell

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.1909

 

 

 

 

 

Maintenance Docking

Bm 1006

 

18.5.1910

Heston CIJ

Jas Crockett

 

 

 

 

GJ 11669

 

19.1.1911

 

 

 

 

 

Gauged

 

 

Bm 1006.

 

2.4.1911

 

19.6.1911

Census

 

Dav CIJ

James Crocket

 

J Crockett

 

 

4--

 

 

At Brentford, crew included Richard Poker and Samuel Stephens

Bm 1006.

 

5.7.1911

Dav CIJ

J Crockett

3--

 

 

 

Bm 1006

 

29.8.1911

Heston CIJ

Jas Crockett

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.1.1914

Millner L

 

 

 

 

not using sidelocks

Bm 1006.

11669

 

14.7.1915

20.7.1915

Dav CIJ

Brent Toll

E Griffiths

1--

Una

 

 

12t 15c

Bm 1006.

11669

11669

11669

11669

11669

11669

11669

11669

11669

11669

11669

11669

11669

11669

 

4.8.1915

29.8.1915

9.9.1915

25.9.1915

13.10.1915

29.10.1915

10.11.1915

22.11.1915

14.1.1916

25.1.1916

14.2.1916

15.2.1916

5.4.1916

11.5.1916

20.5.1916

Ilk CIJ

Brent Toll

Brent Toll

Brent Toll

Brent Toll

Brent Toll

Brent Toll

Brent Toll

Brent Toll

Brent Toll

Brent Toll

Brent Toll

Brent Toll

Brent Toll

Brent Toll

E Griffiths

E Griffiths

 

Knibbs

Knibbs

 

 

 

 

Knibbs

 

Knibbs

 

Una

 

 

 

Grange

 

 

 

 

Grange

 

 

14t 9c

13t 8c

15t 8c

14t 16c

15t 12c

16t 11c

14t 11c

14t 13c

14t 3c

15t 2c

15t 3c

15t 15c

17t 4c

13t 1c

 

By 11887

(Penguin)

By 11887

By 11887

By 11887

By 11887

By 11887

 

7.4.1917

3.7.1917

 

18.8.1917

23.1.1918

11.2.1918

27.2.1918

22.3.1918

 

Brent Toll

 

Brent Toll

Brent Toll

Brent Toll

Brent Toll

Brent Toll

 

 

 

 

Converted

16t 5c

15t 5c

19t 12c

20t 16c

21t 7c

20t 6c

 

By 11887

By 11887

By 11887

By 11887

By 11887

By 11887

By 11887

By 11887

 

8.11.1921

19.12.1921

30.5.1922

14.6.1922

15.8.1922

11.9.1922

23.9.1922

12.12.1922

29.12.1922

Hill A

Brent Toll

Brent Toll

Brent Toll

Brent Toll

Brent Toll

Brent Toll

Brent Toll

Brent Toll

Cartwright

 

Arabia

 

Arabia

Arabia

Arabia

Arabia

Arabia

Arabia

Arabia

 

Sugar to GJC

16t 10c

20t 6c

 

 

By 11887

By 11887

By 11887

By 11887

 

11.1.1923

28.6.1923

14.7.1923

21.11.1923

20.12.1923

Hill A

Brent Toll

Brent Toll

Brent Toll

Brent Toll

Cartwright

 

 

Arabia

Arabia

Arabia

Arabia

 

Coal to Uxbridge

 

 

16.12.1924

Hill A

Cartwright

 

 

 

Sugar to Cov C

BCN 1079

By 11887

By 11887

 

27.8.1925

19.8.1926

26.8.1926

 

Brent Toll

Brent Toll

 

 

 

Arabia

Arabia

 

Gauged

 

 

7.10.1926

Hill A

Cartwright

 

 

 

Motors

GJ 12158

12158

12158

12158

12158

12158

12158

12158

12158

12158

12158

12158

12158

12158

12158

12158

12158

12158

12158

12158

12158

12158

12158

12158

 

1.12.1926

5.7.1927

18.7.1927

30.7.1927

17.8.1927

1.9.1927

3.10.1927

18.10.1927

19.1.1928

27.2.1928

13.3.1928

28.3.1928

17.4.1928

4.6.1928

14.6.1928

30.6.1928

13.7.1928

1.8.1928

30.8.1928

28.9.1928

26.10.1928

2.11.1928

15.11.1928

30.11.1928

 

Brent Toll

Brent Toll

Brent Toll

Brent Toll

Brent Toll

Brent Toll

Brent Toll

Brent Toll

Brent Toll

Brent Toll

Brent Toll

Brent Toll

Brent Toll

Brent Toll

Brent Toll

Brent Toll

Brent Toll

Brent Toll

Brent Toll

Brent Toll

Brent Toll

Brent Toll

Brent Toll

 

 

 

Arabia

Arabia

Arabia

Arabia

Arabia

John

John

Arabia

Arabia

Arabia

Arabia

Arabia

Freda

Freda

Freda

Freda

Freda

Freda

Freda

Freda

Freda

Freda

Freda

 

Gauged

Bm 1006.

 

12.8.1929

Bre CIJ

Mrs Cartwright

11-

Freda

 

 

Bm 1006.

 

13.9.1930

Nott CIJ

F Goldingay

15-

John

 

 

Bm 1006.

 

29.6.1931

Nor CIJ

Frank Gouldingay

312

Beaver

 

 

Bm 1006.

 

20.11.1931

Nott CIJ

Frank Gouldingay

321

Beaver

 

b4.O N to owners re water vessel

Bm 1006.

 

3.11.1932

Lei CIJ

Frank Gouldingay

3--

Beaver

 

 

 

 

12.1932

 

 

 

 

 

Maintenance Docking

Bm 1006.

 

13.3.1933

Lei CIJ

Frank Gouldingay

4--

Beaver

 

"Overhauled & repainted 12 32"

Bm 1006.

 

20.9.1933

Nott CIJ

Frank Gouldingay

313

Beaver

 

b11 b10 b5

Bm 1006.

 

10.11.1933

Nott CIJ

Frank Gouldingay

213

Beaver

 

b11 b10 b5

Bm 1006.

 

14.7.1934

Bm CIJ

F Goldingay

113

Beaver

 

 

Bm 1006.

 

11.8.1934

Bm CIJ

F Goldingay

421

Beaver

 

 

Bm 1006.

 

15.8.1934

Bm CIJ

 

 

 

 

Inspected Fly as ordinary (Bm 278)

Bm 1006.

 

23.11.1934

Pad CIJ

F Goldingay

 

Beaver

 

 

Permit 1995

 

9.2.1935

GUCC

 

 

Beaver

 

49t Coal to Willes EL

Bm 1006.

 

8.3.1935

Bm CIJ

F Goldingay

412

Beaver

 

 

Permit 2633

 

23.4.1935

GUCCC

 

 

Beaver

 

47t coal to Willes EL

Bm 1006.

 

29.8.1935

Bm CIJ

F Goldingay

2--

-

 

 

Bm 1006.

 

29.10.1935

Bm CIJ

F Goldingay

2--

-

 

 

Bm 1006.

 

9.12.1935

Bm CIJ

 

 

 

 

Bm 555 Ptg tops

 

 

12.1935

 

 

 

 

 

Docked Saltley

Bm 1006.

 

20.12.1935

Bm CIJ

F Goldingay

2--

-

 

 

Bm 1006.

 

24.1.1936

Bm CIJ

F Goldingay

322

Beaver

 

Bm 1006.

 

14.2.1936

Lei CIJ

Frank Gouldingay

2--

Beaver

 

Bm 1006.

 

18.2.1936

Nott CIJ

Frank Gouldingay

312

Beaver

b9 b12

Bm 1006.

 

18.8.1936

Bm CIJ

F Gouldingay

322

Beaver

 

Bm 1006.

 

12.10.1936

Lei CIJ

Frank Gouldingay

322

Beaver

 

Bm 1006.

 

20.1.1937

Bm CIJ

F Goldingay

311

Beaver

 

Bm 1006.

 

6.2.1937

Bm CIJ

F Goldingay

311

Beaver

 

Bm 1006.

 

20.2.1937

Bm CIJ

F Goldingay

4-1

Beaver

 

Bm 1006.

 

3.4.1937

Bm CIJ

F Goldingay

311

Beaver

 

Bm 1006.

 

27.4.1937

Bm CIJ

F Goldingay

41-

Beaver

 

Bm 1006.

 

7.5.1937

Bm CIJ

F Goldingay

3-1

Beaver

 

Bm 1006.

 

2.9.1937

Bm CIJ

F Goldingay

4-1

Beaver

 

Bm 1006.

 

5.10.1937

Bm CIJ

F Goldingay

311

Beaver

 

 

 

4.1939

 

 

 

 

Docked Uxbridge

Bm 1006.

 

15.10.1940

Nott CIJ

A Hough

121

Australia

g4

Bm 1006.

 

11.2.1941

Bm CIJ

A Hough

311

Australia

 

Bm 1006.

 

11.3.1941

Bm CIJ

A Hough

121

Australia

 

Bm 1006.

 

5.4.1941

Wv CIJ

A Hough

12-

Australia

 

Bm 1006.

 

16.10.1941

Bm CIJ

A Hough

121

Australia

 

Bm 1006.

 

3.12.1941

Bm CIJ

A Hough

121

Australia

 

Bm 1006.

 

9.1.1942

Bm CIJ

A Hough

121

Dorothy

 

Bm 1006.

 

19.2.1942

Bm CIJ

A Hough

121

Dorothy

 

Bm 1006.

 

25.2.1942

Bm CIJ

A Hough

121

Dorothy

 

Bm 1006.

 

11.4.1942

Bm CIJ

A Hough

121

Dorothy

 

Bm 1006.

 

17.4.1942

Bm CIJ

A Hough

121

Australia

 

Bm 1006.

 

27.4.1942

Bm CIJ

A Hough

211

Australia

 

Bm 1006.

 

21.5.1942

Nott CIJ

A Hough

121

Australia

g5

Bm 1006.

 

19.6.1942

Bm CIJ

A Hough

311

Australia

 

Bm 1006.

 

9.7.1942

Bm CIJ

A Hough

311

Australia

 

Bm 1006.

 

31.7.1942

Bm CIJ

 

 

 

Bm 322 Lks & Rep Bm 333 Ptg

 

 

8.1942

 

 

 

 

Docked Saltley

GJ 12158

 

3.10.1942

Calc TR

Hough

 

Australia

Tank tracks Emscote to Soar Mouth

Bm 1006.

 

17.10.1942

Bm CIJ

A Hough

2--

-

 

GJ 12158

 

22.10.1942

Calc TR

Hough

 

Australia

Iron Forgings Bilston to CRB

Bm 1006.

 

3.11.1942

Bm CIJ

A Hough

121

Australia

 

Bm 1006.

 

28.12.1942

Bm CIJ

A Hough

2--

-

 

Bm 1006.

 

13.4.1943

Bm CIJ

A Hough

2--

-

 

Bm 1006.

 

30.7.1943

Bm CIJ

A Hough

2--

-

 

Permit 1297

 

27.8.1943

EP

A Hough

 

Australia

40t Aluminium EP to Aylesbury

Bm 1006.

 

24.9.1943

Bm CIJ

A Hough

2--

-

 

 

 

13.1.1944

Calc TR

Hough

 

Helen

Tubes Halesowen to Brentford

Bm 1006.

 

18.1.1944

Bm CIJ

A Hough

111

Australia

 

 

 

21.2.1944

Ban TR 4658

A Hough

 

Australis

28.5 Goods CC to Oxford

 

 

28.2.1944

Ban TR 7824

A Hough

 

Australia

37.15t Aluminium Oxford to Napton

Bm 1006.

 

28.2.1944

Bm CIJ

A Hough

211

Australia

 

Bm 1006.

 

14.3.1944

Bm CIJ

A Hough

121

Australia

 

Bm 1006.

 

26.4.1944

Bm CIJ

A Hough

211

Australia

 

 

 

1.5.1944

Ban TR 615

A Hough

 

Australia

41.15t Iron Tubes W&NJ to Oxford

 

 

12.5.1944

Ban TR 7835

A Hough

 

Australia

40t Copper London ? To Bham

Bm 1006.

 

10.6.1944

Bm CIJ

A Hough

121

Australia

 

Permit 506

 

18.10.1944

SUC dockt

A Hough

 

Helen

19t & 25t spelter EP to Bham

Bm 1006.

19.10.1944

Ell CIJ

J Hough

111

Helen

g8 spelter

Bm 1006.

10.11.1944

Bm CIJ

A Hough

211

Helen

 

Bm 1006.

3.3.1945

Bm CIJ

A Hough

211

Helen

 

Bm 1006.

7.3.1945

Bm CIJ

A Hough

121

Helen

 

Bm 1006.

3.4.1945

Bm CIJ

A Hough

211

Helen

 

Bm 1006.

3.4.1945

Ell CIJ

J Hough

111

Helen

g8 spelter

Bm 1006.

7.10.1945

Wv CIJ

A Hough

111

Helen

Wv 41 Cert in pieces. Ab 7.12.48

Bm 1006.

9.10.1945

Bm CIJ

J Webb

2--

-

 

Bm 1006.

22.11.1945

FMC cargo

S Brooks

 

Yiewsley

20t & 24t Aluminium EP to Bham

Bm 1006.

26.4.1946

Bm CIJ

S Brookes

11-

Yiewsley

 

Bm 1006.

3.10.1946

Bm CIJ

S Brookes

---

-

 

Bm 1006.

23.10.1946

Bm CIJ

S Brookes

11-

Yiewsley

 

Bm 1006.

24.3.1947

Bm CIJ

S Brookes

---

-

 

Bm 1006.

2.9.1947

Bm CIJ

S McDonald

114

Upwood

 

 

3.10.1947

Hill TR

McDonald

 

 

Coal Newdigate to Uxbridge

Bm 1006.

11.12.1947

Bm CIJ

S McDonald

12-

Upwood

 

 

4.1948

 

 

 

 

Sold Thomas Clayton

BCN 2353

16.7.1952

 

 

 

 

Regauged for E Thomas

 

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