Built 1943
Tonnages 26 grt
Shipbuilder (yard number) John Harker Ltd., Knottingley (150)
Engine builder  
Engine Motor
Owners 1943 Aire & Calder Navigation (as a towing barge)
  1948 British Transport Commission, Goole
  1963 British Transport Docks Board, Goole
  1983 Associated British Ports, Goole
Fate Still in service 2014

Seen above in service as a workboat for A.B.P.

From Terry Thwaite ..... "Alpha", the docks board maintenance boat , listed as a Tug. My uncle Dan was engineer on her when she was fairly new and she was built primarily for towing A&C boats up the Barnsley Canal from its junction with the Calder top side of Haigh cut end (Broad Reach Lock), or at least that's how I remember listening to the old fellow and Dan telling yarns to that effect.

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