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Two steel barges used to construct a slipway.

Type

Unpowered steel barge.

History

The barges were deliberately placed on the foreshore in 2005 as reinforcement for a boatyard slipway.

Description

The steel barges are largely intact. The deck still have bollards, hold coaming and tow points fitted and the holds are lined with timber dunnage on the floor and battens on the sides. These vessels are similar in style to the barge Laira Bridge 1.

Photographs courtesy of Giles Richardson.

Location and Access

The barges are in Boston's yard at Bayly's Wharf in Oreston.

The barges are on private land so are not accessible to the public.

Nearby hulks include Baltic Surveyor SHIPS Link, the ferry Swift SHIPS Link, the dredger Plym SHIPS Link, barges Oreston 1 & 2 SHIPS Link, and the barge Cattedown 1 SHIPS Link.

Last updated 03 Jan 2021

Position OS: SX 49895 53249
Position GPS: 50.359964, -4.111642
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Information

Date Built:

Unknown

Previous Names:

Unknown

Builder:

Unknown

Official Number:

Unknown

Length

20m

Width

5.5m

Depth in Hold

Unknown

Construction

Steel

Propulsion

None

Tonnage

Unknown

Portmarks

Unknown

Outcome

Abandoned 2005

Reference

Unknown


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