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1899                Iron composite steamer

4/9/1924          Converted to motor boat, with Bolinder 15hp NE type engine, at Saltley Dock

14/7/1927        Gauged BCN No 1307

16/8/1927        Gauged GJC No 12166

17/5/1934        Re-Registered Birmingham No 1548

11/11/1941      Sold to Leonard Leigh Ltd, Birmingham, Fleet No 5

c1946              Sold to Ernest Thomas, Walsall

early 1950s?   Shortened to 52ft 6in, converted to pleasure boat and renamed MERCURY for Ernest Thomas’s personal use

2/1970             Sole to M E Braine (Boatbuilders), Norton Canes and re-sold to private ownership

1974                Name reverted to COLONEL

1994                Lengthened to 60ft using 7ft 6in of sides from BRENTFORD (not original name) by Warwickshire Flyboat Co