Swift

Swift iced in at Stourport

Swift is a motor built by Yarwoods in 1933 for the chemical firm Cowburn & Cowpar of Manchester for their company fleet. The fleet consisted of eight motors all named after birds starting with the letter 'S', they are Swan, Swift, Swallow, Stork, Skylark, Seagull, Snipe and Starling.

Further information on the W H Cowburn and Cowpar Fleet can be found at the Historic Narrow Boat Club website by following this link (http://hnbc.org.uk/w-h-cowburn-cowpar-ltd).

Fleet No

1119

Length

70' 6"

Draft

4' 2"

Beam

7' 1"

Construction

Original steel composite

Notes

The National Historic Ships have certified Swift, Length overall: 21.35m, Built 1933 at WJ Yarwood & Sons Ltd, Northwich, and has been identified as meriting inclusion in the National Register of Historic Vessels of the United Kingdom. Date: 21 December 2006 Certificate Number: 2022.