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5/3/1936          Registered in Birmingham as a flyboat

1/1/1949          Purchased by BTC (D&IWE), NW Division fleet

1/10/1953        Passed to BTC (BTW)

3/10/1958        Re-Registered at Northwich No 42

1/1/1963          Passed to BWB

                        Transferred to maintenance fleet by 1965

1/5/1984          Sold to private ownership

1986                Shortened to 60ft (for Leeds & Liverpool Canal) at Braunston

1986-91          Full length cabin conversion added and fitted out by Chris Lloyd

(Please note - the FMC boat France was renamed Adder by Thomas Clayton (Oldbury) Ltd in 1952 and was converted to an oil boat. It is not the same as FMC Adder.)