Coronation of Leeds

Coronation of Leeds

Postby tidesman » Mon Jan 11, 2016 3:21 pm

I am trying to identify the builder for the following vessel, stated as built at Beverley but does not appear in the CW&G book, so presumably another builder.

I am aware of the Vulcan Iron Works as an alternative but can anyone throw a positive light on her origin?


CORONATION OF LEEDS
O.N. 132269. 95g. 61n. 79.6 x 16.4 x 7.6 feet
Unspecified type steam engine. 17hp.
1911: Built by unknown at Beverley for Thomas Porter, The Calls, Leeds and registered at Hull.
1913: Sold to William Hill & Son (Carriers) Ltd, The Calls, Leeds (Thomas Porter, Harrogate, manager).
1920: Registered at London by Thomas J. Metcalf, 370, Commercial Road, Stepney.
1937: Sold to C. Crawley Ltd, (T.J.Metcalf, manager), London.
22.4.1941: Exploded a mine off Thameshaven and sank.
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Re: Coronation of Leeds

Postby northeast » Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:56 pm

Nothing of her in my records, Beverley builders noted other than CWG are:-
Vulcan Ironworks 1883
Cochrane, Hamilton & Cooper 1884
Cochrane, Hamilton, Cooper & Schofield 1884
Cochrane & Cooper 1892-1900 (then to Beverley)
Warren 1899 (1 vessel)
Henry Scarr 1895-1899 (then moved to Hessle)
Joseph Scarr 1899-1923
so the last one would be the likely builder.
Cheers, George
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Re: Coronation of Leeds

Postby teesships » Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:53 pm

Interesting page about Beverley shipbuilders at: http://www.humberpacketboats.co.uk/beverley.html

Doesn't help with this query, however.

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Re: Coronation of Leeds

Postby northeast » Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:19 am

Thanks for that Ron, a useful reference.

Re CORONATION OF LEEDS, she is listed in the early WSS book in 1965 on Metcalf by P. Quartermaine, unfortunately no builder identified.
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Re: Coronation of Leeds

Postby tidesman » Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:13 pm

Thanks all for your input.

I'm planning a visit to the Hull History Centre in the not too distant future, and hope that she, among several other wayward vessels histories will be satisfied by the record card/ microfilms of the port register books.
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Re: Coronation of Leeds

Postby tidesman » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:17 am

Now in possession of a fuller picture

CORONATION OF LEEDS
O.N. 132269. 95g. 61n. 79.6 x 16.4 x 7.6 feet
C.2-cyl by F J Harker, Stockton on Tees. 17hp.
1911: Built by J. Scarr & Son, Beverley
17/10/1911: Registered at Hull to Thomas Porter, The Calls, Leeds
03/04/1913: Sold to William Hill and Son (Carriers) Ltd, The Calls, Leeds (Thomas Porter, Harrogate, manager).
28/05/1920: Registered at London to Ellen Metcalf Thomas J. Metcalf, 370, Commercial Road, Stepney.
08/10/1937: Sold to C. Crawley Ltd, (T.J.Metcalf, manager), London.
22/04/1941: Exploded a mine off Thameshaven and sank. All 3 crew were lost
07/05/1941: Register closed
05/09/1941: After part raised and put ashore on Blyth Sands
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Re: Coronation of Leeds

Postby northeast » Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:02 pm

Good work, what type of vessel was she, a dry cargo barge?
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Re: Coronation of Leeds

Postby tidesman » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:03 pm

Not 100% sure, George. I presume that being in the Crawley fleet she would have been a tanker, or if not, adapted to carry fresh water in portable tanks in her hold.
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Re: Coronation of Leeds

Postby Whickham » Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:11 pm

It looks as though she was dry cargo and a towing barge.

Following cutting from the Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, Monday, 07/08/1911

Coronation.jpg
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Re: Coronation of Leeds

Postby northeast » Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:36 pm

Thanks Dave, like the bit about the 'peculiar constituency and aroma' of the river! She was certainly registered as CORONATION OF LEEDS but left wondering if only CORONATION was painted on her.
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