SJ9321 : Working narrowboat on the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal

taken 7 years ago, near to Weeping Cross, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Working narrowboat on the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal
Working narrowboat on the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal
This is the traditional stern end (complete with dog!) of narrowboat "Battersea" approaching Radford Bridge near Stafford at dusk.

Battersea is registered with British Waterways with number 49292 as a powered craft (24BHP) with a metal hull, built by Harland and Wolff in October 1936. It was originally intended as a GUCCC pairing with butty 230, Bayswater. It was sold by BWB in 1967. Note the riveted steel hull. The length of 71ft 6in (21.8 metres) is the absolute maximum for most of the canal system.

See also SJ9321 : Working narrowboat on the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal
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Date Taken
Sunday, 20 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 3 July, 2010
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Narrowboats   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 939 215 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:47.4674N 2:5.4782W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 939 215
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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