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H&W Narrowboats

Postby RPMarks » Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:02 am

I'll probably elaborate on this subject in time (sorry). In the mean time this might be of interest. http://www.flickr.com/photos/rpmarks/6113392054/
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Re: H&W Narrowboats

Postby RPMarks » Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:32 am

Examples of the two production types of narrowboats built by H&W for the Grand Union Canal Carrying Company; Large Woolwich "Fulbourne" is on the left and Small Woolwich "Gemini" is on the right.
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Re: H&W Narrowboats

Postby VW1956 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:13 am

Hello RPMarks. I cant see your pictures right now as I am at work but look forward to them when I get home. I didn't realise that Harland and Wolff built narrowboats. I would imagine that a complete search has been made of the Grand Union Canal and it's canalettes? to see if any Harland and Wolff boats are still floating. Ken.
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Re: H&W Narrowboats

Postby RPMarks » Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:50 pm

They built 90 or so motors and a similar number of unpowered "butties". The vast majority still exist in some form or other. I've photographed a few of them as you can see here: http://canalsidecamera.weebly.com/guccc.html
Not all of them are H&W built though, the Grand Union fleet was split between H&W, Walkers of Rickmansworth and Yarwoods of Northwich.
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Re: H&W Narrowboats

Postby Andrew Clarkson » Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:00 pm

Hello Roger, good to see you back! Your pictures have certainly made me learn something, who would have thought that H&W would make these butties!
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Re: H&W Narrowboats

Postby VW1956 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:44 am

Hello Roger. So Harland and Wolff built many "butties" (theres a new word for me) and you say that the vast majority still exist today. So does that mean that Nomadic is not the only H&W vessel in exsistance? Ken.
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Re: H&W Narrowboats

Postby Andrew Clarkson » Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:06 am

VW1956 wrote:Hello Roger. So Harland and Wolff built many "butties" (theres a new word for me) and you say that the vast majority still exist today. So does that mean that Nomadic is not the only H&W vessel in existance? Ken.


There are quite a few H&W vessels still in existamce, including tankers, cargo vessels, military ships etc.
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Re: H&W Narrowboats

Postby VW1956 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:18 am

Hello Andrew. Stupid of me. What I meant was Harland and Wolff vessels from the period of the Olympic class ships. Ken.
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Postby Andrew Clarkson » Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:25 am

VW1956 wrote:Hello Andrew. Stupid of me. What I meant was Harland and Wolff vessels from the period of the Olympic class ships. Ken.


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