Official No. 305755
BARGE IS LAUNCHED
The cargo barge 'BESTHORPE' for the Lincoln and Hull Water
Transport Co., Ltd., of Hull, was launched at the Knottingley
shipyard of John Harker Ltd., on Thursday, by Mrs E. Tomlinson.
The vessel which is 130 feet long and 21 feet 6 inches broad had
a carrying capacity of 410 tons, and an overall speed of seven
to eight knots. It accommodates a crew of two. This is the 267th
vessel launched from the Knottingley shipyard and the second
built from there for the Hull firm.
Pontefract & Castleford Express, 17th December 1964, page 9
Registered at Hull number 1 on 1st January 1965. A general cargo
steel barge with a six cylinder Gardner engine built by Harkers
in 1964 for Lincoln and Hull Water Transport Co., of Hull.
Measurements 125.40ft x 21.55ft x 7.60ft, gross tonnage 197.58,
register 121.73. Rebuilt in 1967 by Drypool Engineering and Dry
Dock Company of Hull.
John Harker Launch Day Index