Vessels owned by Walter Butt - facts and figures

Further details of the Wasp, Piscah, Ripple and Severn Side

By Gill Redford


Name:


Wasp

Date built
1895
Port of First RegistrationGloucester
Date of First Registration09.04.1906
Registry info1st to be registered at Gloucester 1906
Description when builtWooden towing barge, open trow
Dimensions: in feet and inches
Length68' 5''
Breadth13' 7''
Depth4' 2''
Boxed dimensionsunknown
MaterialWood
Tonnage: (imperial)
Grossunknown
Net36 (in 1906)
Built byFrederick Evans, Saul
Official Number119633
EnginesNone
Brake Horse Powern/a
Horsepowern/a
RiggingOriginally had one mast and sail
Masts1
Galleyunknown
Figureheadunknown
SternSquare
ConstructionCarvel built
Decksunknown
Ownership:
First ownersunknown
Changes of ownership09.04.06 Arthur Samuel Rice, Gloucester
18.08.19 Eli Ayland, Gloucester & Edwin George Smith, Gloster
25.10.21 Louie May Goode, Woodford, wife of Douglas Frank Goode, Woodford,  Essex
30.06.22 Jacob Rice & Sons Ltd, Gloucester (in liquidation 19.10.34)
19.10.34 JR & Son Ltd, St Owens Steam Wharf, Gloucester
27.05.49 Walter Ralph Butt, Saul

Name:


Piscah

Date built1927
Port of First RegistrationGloucester
Date of First Registration1929
Registry info1st to be registered at Gloucester 1929
Description when builtSteel barge, screw propeller
Dimensions: in feet and inches
Length67' 2''
Breadth13' 6''
Depth4' 4''
Boxed dimensionsunknown
MaterialSteel
Tonnage: (imperial)
Gross38.59 (in 1927), 38.12 (in 1961)
Net24.47 (in 1927), 21.95 (in 1961)
Built bySliedrecht Holland, A Roorda
Official Number147378
Enginesunknown
Brake horse power30
Riggingunknown
Mastsunknown
Galleyunknown
Figureheadunknown
Sternunknown
Construction detailsunknown
Decksunknown
Ownership:
First ownersunknown
Changes of ownership(date unknown) George Partridge, Roller Flour Mills, Pershore (manager Walter Ralph Butt, Saul)


Name:



Ripple

Date built1895
Port of First RegistrationGloucester
Date of First Registration1895
Subsequent Registrations1896, 1897, 1908, 1913, 1934, 1936
Registry info5th vessel registered at Glos in 1895.  9th vessel regd at Glos in 1936.  2nd vessel regd at Glos in 1951
Description when builtWooden trow, sloop
Dimensions: in feet and inches
Length71' 15''
Breadth14' 4''
Depth5' 45''
Boxed dimensionsunknown
MaterialWood
Tonnage: (imperial)
Gross41.28 (1895), 41.28 (1936), 43.95 (1951)
Net30.01 (1895), 30.01 (1936), 26.89 (1951)
Built byFrederick Charles Hipwood, Gloucester
Official Number105406
Engines2 engines installed by George Head after 1936
Brake Horse Powerunknown
Horse Power9
RiggingFore and aft rigged
Masts1
Galleyunknown
Figureheadunknown
SternSquare
Construction detailsCarvel built
Decks1
Ownership:
First owners21.11.95 Frederick Charles Hipwood, Gloucester
Changes of ownership16.06.97 Eliza Hipwood, Gloucester (a widow) and sold on the same day
16.09.97 The Salt Union, London (registered to this owner in 1908)
23.08.19 William Hydan Turner, Bristol
22.08.12 George Head & Co Ltd, Bristol (registered to this owner in 1913)
(date unknown) Avon and Severn Lighterage Co Ltd.
21.07.19 Benjamin Perry & Sons Ltd, Bristol (registered to this owner in 1934 and 1936)
(date unknown) Registered as dumb barge
26.11.36 Registration cancelled
1946 George Head Jr converted the vessel to a dock lighter
(date unknown) Bristol Towages Ltd, Bristol
1950 Walter Butt, Saul


Name:



Severn Side

Date builtBuild started 05.09.1952 - took 12 months to build
Port of First RegistrationGloucester
Date of First Registration1953
Subsequent Registrations1971
Registry infounknown
Description when builtSteel barge, screw propeller
Dimensions: in feet and inches
Length127' 8'' later 134' 4'' (dates unknown)
Breadth21' 3''
Depth8' 5''
Boxed dimensions(date unknown) 194 (volume?)
MaterialSteel
Tonnage: (imperial)
Gross220, later 244 (dates unknown)
Net162.35, later 194 (dates unknown)
Built bySharpness Shipyards Ltd, Sharpness
Official Number184872
Engines5 cylinder single block diesel engine by Ruston and Hornsby
Brake Horse Powerunknown
Horse Powerunknown
Knots5
Riggingn/a
Mastsn/a
Galleyunknown
Figureheadunknown
Sternunknown
Construction detailsunknown
Decksunknown
Ownership:
First ownersDock and Inland Waterways Executive
Changes of ownership(date unknown) British Transport Commission
(date unknown) J Reynolds & Co Ltd
(date unknown) Allied Mills (registered to these owners in 1971)

The details given above originate from the Graham Farr Archive; the interpretation is that of Paul Barnett of Friends of Purton.

Other articles relating to Walter Butt are:

'Vessels owned by Walter Butt of Saul'

'The Butt Family'

'Recollections of vessels owned by the Butt family'

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