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THE GRAIN TRADE

The Barge Fleet

CHACELEY

Built 1964 by John Harker Ltd., Knottingley

129'9x17'6x8'     167grt 122nrt 450dwt

Engine: Gardner L3 6cyl 150bhp @ 7 knots


Built as the NORA EASTING

For the Flixborough Shipping Co Ltd.


Barge was built short for towing, [later lengthened], and was used for carrying coal on the Yorkshire waterways.


TIRLEY

Built 1973 by John Harker Ltd., Knottingley

129'9"x17'6"x8'   186grt

Engine: Gardner LX 6cyl 110bhp


Built as the THEALBY

For the Flixborough Shipping Co Ltd.


Barge was built for carrying coal on the Yorkshire waterways

CHACELEY

TIRLEY

Both barges were sold to Allied Mills Ltd in 1975, converted to carry grain with a self discharge mechanism fitted by R W Davis Shipyard, Saul, Gloucestershire.

Photomarine . Sharpness Shipping . Links . Gloucester Shipyard