Tractacus

Tractacus

Posted on 08/11/2013


Photo taken on May 18, 2013



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Bonchurch

Bonchurch
Launched in 1945 with a 2 cylinder steam engine, she was upgraded in 1963 with a 375hp 8 cylinder GM diesel engine. During her long life, she has spent time in service at Le Havre, Southampton and Portsmouth, before arriving on the Sankey Canal at Fiddlers Ferry in September 2006.
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FrigateRN
FrigateRN
She does look as tough she could be restored, she looks to be in pretty good condition.
3 years ago.
Tractacus has replied to FrigateRN
She's not preserved as such. She was purchased privately with the intention of conversion to a houseboat. Not sure what the present situation is with regards to the conversion.
Here's some photos of her in happier times:
www.tynetugs.co.uk/tid1741946.html
3 years ago.
autofantasia
autofantasia
Great idea to turn it into a houseboat if they ever get around to it! :)
13 months ago.
Tractacus has replied to autofantasia
It would be nice to see it again, but I doubt if we'll be going back there; the nearby Fiddlers Ferry Power Station is just about closed, and no coal trains now run past here.
13 months ago.
Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins
That would be fun to live on!
10 months ago.