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Sightings

 

Ref

 

Date

 

Source

Captain

Crew

Butty

Notes

 

SPEEDWELL (a)

c 1884

 

 

 

 

Launched

 

4.1.1884

 

 

 

 

Inspected

Bm 423

15.1.1884

Reg

Eli Bradley

 

 

for John Smedley, B'ham

 

17.4.1888

WH reg

 

 

 

as "Speedwell 20" steam carrying tug entering W Clayton fleet

 

30.4.1888

 

 

 

 

Inspected

Bm 648

8.5.1888

Reg

Geo Davies

 

 

for William Clayton, Saltley

Bm 648

4.11.1889

Lei CIJ

Richard Lea

4--

Thring (3--)

Coal to Shipley

 

20.5.1890

WH Reg

 

 

 

as "Speedwell 15" steam carrying tug

Bm 648

20.4.1891

Lei CIJ

Richard Lea

4--

Ouse (3--) - James Crockett

Goods to London

 

3.1894

 

 

 

 

Dismantled & Rebuilt at Saltley

SPEEDWELL (b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24.3.1894

 

 

 

 

Inspected

Bm 892.

20.4.1894

Reg

Geo Jones

 

 

Registered

WH 9443

14.9.1894

 

 

 

 

Gauged

Bm 892.

21.9.1895

Lei CIJ

Geo Jones

4--

Scotland (3--)

"Fly"

 

5.1899

 

 

 

 

Maintenance docking

Bm 892

26.10.1903

Leamington CIJ

J Crockett

4--

 

 

 

10.1903

 

 

 

 

Maintenance docking

 

4.1904

 

 

 

 

Maintenance docking

Bm 892.

18.2.1906

Dav CIJ

J Crockett

3--

 

 

Bm 892.

12.5.1906

Dav CIJ

J Crockett

3--

 

 

Bm 892.

15.6.1906

Dav CIJ

J Crockett

3--

 

 

Bm 892.

26.6.1906

Dav CIJ

J Crockett

4--

 

 

Bm 892.

7.7.1906

Dav CIJ

J Crockett

3--

 

 

 

11.1906

 

 

 

 

Maintenance docking

Bm 892.

12.2.1907

Dav CIJ

J Crockett

4--

 

 

Bm 892.

21.3.1907

Dav CIJ

J Crockett

3--

 

 

Bm 892.

8.4.1907

Dav CIJ

J Crockett

3--

 

 

Bm 892.

24.5.1907

Dav CIJ

J Crockett

3--

 

 

Bm 892.

14.7.1907

Dav CIJ

J Crockett

3--

 

 

 

29.7.1907

Millner L

 

 

 

tunnel transgression

Bm 892.

23.8.1907

Dav CIJ

J Crockett

3--

 

 

Bm 892.

8.10.1907

Dav CIJ

J Crockett

3--

 

 

 

12.1907

 

 

 

 

Maintenance docking

Bm 892.

31.12.1907

Dav CIJ

J Crockett

4--

 

 

Bm 892.

7.1.1908

Dav CIJ

J Crockett

4--

 

 

Bm 892.

6.2.1908

Dav CIJ

J Crockett

3--

 

 

Bm 892.

17.2.1908

Dav CIJ

J Barker

3--

 

 

Bm 892.

16.4.1908

Dav CIJ

J Barker

4--

 

 

Bm 892.

2.7.1908

Dav CIJ

J Crockett

3--

 

 

Bm 892.

29.10.1908

Dav CIJ

J Crockett

4--

 

 

Bm 892.

8.2.1909

Dav CIJ

J Crockett

4--

 

 

 

7.1909

 

 

 

 

Maintenance docking

Bm 892

14.10.1909

Heston CIJ

Fk Woodward

 

 

 

Bm 892

10.8.1910

Heston CIJ

Harry Smith

 

 

 

GJ 11676

30.1.1911

 

 

 

 

Gauged

Bm 892

20.4.1911

Heston CIJ

Wm Woodward

 

 

 

Bm 892

9.9.1911

Heston CIJ

W Woodward

 

 

 

Bm 892.

5.9.1912

Dav CIJ

W Woodward

2--

 

 

 

19.12.1912

Millner L

 

 

 

Lost Dog

 

11676

13.10.1914

14.7.1916

Millner L

Brent Toll

 

 

 

collided with one of Griffiths boats

15t 12c

Bm 892.

24.8.1916

Bkd CIJ

 

312

Creet

c13 c2

 

28.5.1917

Millner L

 

 

 

held in Buckby stoppage

Bm 892.

11676

11676

11676

11676

3.10.1919

5.7.1923

16.7.1923

20.7.1923

10.8.1923

Dav CIJ

Brent Toll

Brent Toll

Brent Toll

Brent Toll

E Wenlock

 

 

 

Ike Hough

3--

 

Clyde

Clyde

Clyde

Clyde

 

14t 13c

 

 

 

11676

13.8.1923-17.11.1923

10.12.1923

 

 

Brent Toll

 

 

 

 

Clyde

Braunston strike

Bm 892.

14.7.1924

Bkd CIJ

 

312

Creet

c6c3

Bm 892.

7.12.1924

Bkd CIJ

 

231

Creet

c2

Bm 892.

22.4.1925

Dav CIJ

Hough

2--

 

 

 

9.1925!

 

 

 

 

Dismantled

Bm 892.

14.9.1927

Bkd CIJ

 

231

Creet

c4  J1880

Bm 892.

11.4.1928

Nott CIJ

E James

 

 

 

 

nk

 

 

 

 

Dismantled 

 

Documents on file

Leicester Canal Inspector’s Journal                                                   

pc       

4.11.1889

Port of London gauging 9443

pc       

            14.9.1894

Letter Warren/Millner re tunnel transgression

pc       

29.7.1907

GJ Gauging 11676                                                                 

pc       

30.1.1911

Telegram and Correspondence re missing dog                             

pc       

19.12.1912

Berkhamsted Canal Inspector’s Journal                                               

pc       

14.9.1927

Nottingham Canal Inspector’s Journal                                               

pc       

11.4.1928

 

Millner Letters

 

 

29.7.1907              We had one of Mr Clayton Naptha boats Cap name Smith laying up at the North end of the tunnel waiting  to follow the tug in Tunnel at 8 oclock and their was one of Emanuel Smith wide boats there to and the two flag men was at the South end of Tunnel when we came in at 7 oclock to block the Tunnel but what I can understand the wide boat flagman name Jones went down to the top lock and their came two Fellows Mortons & Clayton Steamers up the COUNTESS and the SPEEDWELL and Jones told the Steamer men to go in the tunnel I ask him when we got out why he did not stop them and he said that he and the night man Inns told them to go.  I ask Inns and he said that he never told them to go we heard them coming when we first started in so we went back they got out 8.15 oclock they must have come in Tunnel about 7.40 oclock  F Warren/Millner

19.12.1912 T        “Lost last night white Maltese Terrier Peggy probably on board steamer preceding SPEEDWELL  and BARONESS all three passed Leighton Lock about 10.30 pm.  Make enquiries.” Gordon Thomas/Millner

 

19.12.1912 T        0.25 am “Telegram from Gordon Thomas “  Lost last night white Maltese Terrier Peggy probably on board steamer preceding SPEEDWELL  and BARONESS all three passed Leighton Lock about 10.30 pm.  Make enquiries”  All passed Gayton Toll Office between 6am and 9pm”  Millner/Millner

 

19.12.1912 T        6.12 pm  “Cannot hear of dog” Mills (Braunston)

 

20.12.1912 T        12.51. pm “Did you receive telegram yeaterday about our lost dog have you any news of Peggy”  Mabel Thomas/Millner

 

20.12.1912           I wired you yesterday also this morning re my white Maltese Terrier, which I have a strong suspicion was picked up by a passing steamer about 10.30 pm on Wednesday night.

Three steamers arrived almost simultaneously at Leighton Lock whilst I was walking round the garden; I was not at the lock when the first steamer passed, but the following one was the BARONESS and the last VICTORIA – SPEEDWELL.  My dog ran in front of me and barked at the first steamer  and I followed him down to the lock, but was not there in time to see the boat leave, neither could I find any trace of my dog.

It is a little white Maltese Terrier answering to the name of “Peggy” and I should like you, if you would, to make private enquiries respecting it at your end as far as Braunston.  I will communicate with the Police in Birmingham.  Gordon Thomas/Millner

13.10.1914           SPEEDWELL colliding with one of the Griffith boats in Braunston Tunnel  -  I enclose a report from our tug man   Millner/FMC

28.5.1917              I am obliged for your wire and letter of the 26th inst respecting steamers DUKE, SPEEDWELL, MARQUIS – but none have cleared the Buckby stoppage although I gave instructions for the locks to remain open until 6am.  The steamer COUNT was probably the last steamer to clear the stoppage…

Current Owners:

Probably cut up, post 1928

 

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