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VULCAN

VULCAN, location uncertain but possibly tied back to the head of lock 9 at Buckby, c 1910

(BW192/3/2/2/12/1/48)

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Craft

Fleet No

Built at

 

Hull

Cost

Owner

Launch Date

VULCAN

183

Saltley Dock

Iron Composite

 

FMC

11.1906

Built for Crossley Gas Engine and converted to steam boat

11.1910

Registrations

Place

PH Number

Captain

Date Inspected

Date Registered

Birmingham (as gas engine)

Birmingham (as steamer)

1207

1226

Noah Webb

John Ward

7.11.1908

31.10.1910

27.11.1908

25.11.1910

Steamer Gaugings

Place

Gauging Number

Notes

Date

GJC

11690

 

20.3.1911

Hull Composition

 

Maintenance

Date

 

 

Boiler

Type

Tubes

PSI

Cost

 

Ruston Proctor & Co Ltd

48 x 1 out 4 stays each side and 2 bar stays. Tubes in vertical rows. Lap joint shell

120 lbs; later increased to 130 lbs as sanctioned by insurance co

 

 

Maintenance

Date

Boiler burned by E Griffiths junior at Wolverton. Sent to J Wild, Oldham for repair and one ex Ruston installed

1.3.1918

Engine

A H Beasley & Sons, Uxbridge. Weight 15cwt.3.14. CSC 3 x 7 x 8 Stroke. 200 rpm Cost 110

Maintenance

Date

 

 

Propeller Shaft

 

Maintenance

Date

 

 

Steamer History

Date

Mentioned in Millner letter to FMC Northampton re salmon shortage

Millner letter re tunnel incident Captain J Wilkinson

19.3.1914

4.11.1920

Conversion to motor

At

Cost

Engine

Cost

Date

Uxbridge

288

15 hp Bolinder Model BM (Pollock 1127)

 

4.9.1927

Motor Registrations

Place

PH No

Captain

Date Inspected

Date Registered

Birmingham

1538

Alfred Bevington

14.3.1932

15.4.1932

Motor Gaugings

Place

Gauging Number

Notes

Date

BCN

2167

 

11.8.1943

Maintenance

Docked at Saltley

Docked at Saltley

Docked at Saltley

7.1936

8.1939

6.1942

Motor History

Date

BM15 engine taken out at Saltley prior to sale. Put in ANTELOPE

8.1947

Fate

Hull sold to E Thomas, Walsall

Date

9.1947

 

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