Category:Severn Traveller (ship, 1935)

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Ship[edit]

  • Built as motor tanker barge with Official Number 163859
  • Built by: Charles Hill, Bristol
  • Length: 26.9 m
  • Beam: 5.6 m
  • Depth: 2.1 m
  • 130 grt

History[edit]

  • 1935: Named: SEVERN TRAVELLER
  • 1939-02-04 Struck the Severn Railway Bridge. The barge had petrol streaming from her sides, the wheelhouse was completely smashed with the wheel broken away and the engine-room flooded with the cabin sodden and in disorder. Two other tanker barges in tow were lost, the Severn Pioneer and the Severn Carrier, three men killed.
  • 1948 Sold to John Harker Ltd
  • 1957 Sold and converted to passenger vessel.

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