The canal tanker Homelight

John Collins ((Nottage)

The Homelight leaving the Colne, 1904.
Nottage Maritime Institute 04344.44

The Homelight was a 50 gross register ton (21net) steel steam tanker.  She was 70’0″ long x14’6″ beam x6’6″ depth, with a 4’9″ draft at 55 dead weight tons.  Her two cylinder compound steam engine was made by Plenty & Son Ltd at Newbury.

She was completed by Forrestt & Co. Ltd. in 1904, as yard number 513 for Homelight Oil Co. of Manchester for use on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal. (Official Number 119588).  1934 Sold to New Medway Steam Packet Co. Ltd, Rochester as Queen Tender.  Later sold again to D. F. Ashton, Hull as Nellie Teal.

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