Greenwich barges – local links

The date of this information is not given – probably 1960s. It represents the very last of the trading fleets with most barges in preserved and private ownership. These are the Greenwich built barges listed.

Barge owner – Augustus Hills, Annandale House, Greenwich.
Flag White H on blue flag. White H in topsail.
Surge of London. Built East Greenwich 1904 54 tons A note says she has been sold for conversion to a yacht.

Barge owner – Metcalf Motor Coasters, EC3
Ernest Piper of London. Built 1898 65 tons. A note says that she was sold for conversion to a yacht in early 1950 and had been taken to Portsmouth.

R.W.Paul Ltd. Ipswich.
Serb of London. built 1906 67 tons. A note says sold for conversion to a yacht in early 1950 and taken to Hammersmith

James R.Piper. Piper’s Wharf, East Greenwich
Brian Boru of London. 1906 59 tons
M.Piper of London. 1914 85 tons

Horace P.Shruball, 34 Dartmouth Court, Blackheath, SE10
Veravia of London, (she had been Alarm built in Sittingbourne in 1898) 1925 72 tons
Verona of London. 1905 56 tons

G.F. Sully, EC3
Valdora of London. 1904 56 tons (note says sold to Queenborough for conversion to a yacht 1950)

Samuel West Ltd. SE1
Gwynronald of London. (she had been Charles Allison) 1910 73 tons
Leonard Piper of London. 1910 90 tons

The active list of barges includes only
King of Colchester 1901
Orinoco of London 1895
Stargate (ex Wilfred) 1926 98 tons

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