1935 Part of the Midlands & Coast fleet, Ariel was sold to FMC in 1938.
(There is another Ariel, ex GUCCC wooden butty.)
1/7/1938 Sold to Fellows, Morton & Clayton Ltd, Fleet No 351
1/1/1949 Purchased by BTC (D&IWE), NW Division fleet
1/10/1953 Passed to BTC (BTW)
Was not re-registered at Northwich in 1958, therefore presumably already transferred to maintenance fleet
1/1/1963 Passed to BWB
By 1966 Ariel was cut into two boats during the British Waterways maintenance days, in the late 1960's.
Both halves were kept in the maintenance fleet.
Stern-end converted to tug named ARIEL I
c1992: Sold into private ownership
1993: The boat was further chopped and then made into two boats at Warwickshire Flyboat Co, Stockton:
The middle section of the back end was made into a 45ft pleasure boat, ARIEL, with an under cloth conversion after having a new counter and fore end.
Index No: 517021 Engine: Ruston Hornsby 2YWA
The original back end was made into a 51ft tug, ARIEL. The steel work was carried out at Stockton Dry Dock with the woodwork being done at Brinklow Boat Services
Index: 48640 NHS No: 2356 Engine: Lister HA2M
Fore-end converted to an unpowered work boat named ARIEL II
Eventually sank on River Weaver and was scrapped in 1980
More information and photos can be found on the stern-end owner's website.