Ambush

Leeds & Liverpool Longboat built 1933 by Yarwood, W J & Sons Ltd, Northwich

Designated ensign Designated house flag

2452

Registered


Cargo Vessel

Barge


Leeds & Liverpool Longboat

Wigan


Ongoing conservation

Operating


No

No


17/05/2011

04/10/2012



Gallery


Propulsion

Motor

Inboard diesel


None

None


Dimensions

To be confirmed

14.00 feet (4.27 metres)


72.00 feet (21.96 metres)

4.00 feet (1.22 metres)


0.00


History

AMBUSH is a Leeds and Liverpool longboat, a narrow boat of steel plate construction with a Gardner 41W diesel engine. She was built by W J Yarwood of Northwich in 1933. She was built and worked for H R Ainscough.

After trade finished, she was used to carry coal to Westwood Power Station in Wigan and later was turned into a trip boat in the Liverpool area.  AMBUSH is one of a small number of Leeds and Liverpool long boats and in 2011 was under full restoration by her present owner.

Subsequent developments

September 2012 A Sustainability Grant of £1,000 towards the cost of remedial work was made from the Strategic Development Fund of National Historic Ships UK.  Source: National Historic Ships UK.

June 2013  The Sustainability Grant awarded in  2011 has been withdrawnSource: National Historic Ships UK.  This is later withdrawn due to financial restraints.


If you are the owner of the vessel and would like to provide more details or updated information please contact info@nationalhistoricships.org.uk

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