FCB 68

Stem Head Ferro Concrete Barge built 1941 by Wates Building Group Limited, Barrow in Furness

Designated ensign Designated house flag

2472

Registered


Cargo Vessel

Barge


Stem Head Ferro Concrete Barge

Purton


None

Laid up


No

No


26/07/2011

06/10/2011


Web site

www.friendsofpurton.org.uk

Gallery


Propulsion

Towed

None


None

None


Dimensions

To be confirmed

21.51 feet (6.56 metres)


85.25 feet (26.00 metres)

8.20 feet (2.50 metres)


0.00


History

FCB 68 is one of thirty nine such vessels built during World War II. These concrete barges were the test beds for the Mulberry Harbour temporary and portable harbour system for the D Day landings. FCB 68 was beached at Purton as part of the River Severn Gloucester and Sharpness canal foreshore strengthening scheme which commenced in 1909.

Subsequent developments

None notified - please let us know if you have any additional information
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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