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9/1907             Iron composite horse boat, with forecabin

1/6/1937          Converted to motor boat by W J Yarwood & Sons Ltd, Northwich (part of Yard No 592), with Bolinder 9hp BM type engine

                        Fleet No 340, but later reverted to 150 (to avoid duplication of numbers), re-gauged BCN and re-registered Birmingham

1/1/1948          Passed to BTC (D&IWE), NW Division fleet

c1950               Passed to maintenance fleet

1/10/1953        Passed to BTC (BTW)

1955                Shortened to 46ft 6in at Stone Dry Dock

1956                Fitted out by James Mayor, Tarleton, as hire cruiser named WATER ARABIS

1/1/1963          Passed to BWB

1965                Sold to private ownership, renamed MANZANILLA

1985                Name reverted to ARABIA.  The cruiser style cabin was replaced.

2011               Lengthened to 57ft

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