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Originally intended GUCCC pairing with motor 83, Sextans.


Passed to Grand Union Canal maintenance fleet

1/1/1948   Passed to BTC (D&IWE)

Passed to BTC (BTW)

1/1/1963      Passed to BWB
c1963/4     Sold to L&T Construction, Harpenden




Sold to Shropshire Union Canal Society via Alan Picken, who had found the boat derelict and sunk in Northampton. Converted to Passenger Trip Boat based at Welshpool and renamed POWIS PRINCESS. The trip boat conversion was unusual in that it was made from the cut-off upper section of two London Transport double-decker buses, and was fitted with a jet propulsion system

1979    Out of service and advertised for sale initially as a trip boat, and later as a bare bull, by ME Braine Boatbuilders on behalf of SUCS



Advertised for sale again by Lorenz Canal Services as an uncompleted restoration project and fitted with a forecabin. Subsequently sold to private ownership and restored

Early 1990s  

Fitted with under-cloth cabin conversion

Early 2021  

Now in a derelict condition and cut into sections to remove it by road


Subsequently the sections were reunited and is currently being restored as a full-length butty

Note: SCALES is often stated as being the original identity of Wyvern Shipping Co’s ELIZABETH.  This is the result of ELIZABETH having been bought from British Waterways as an unnamed butty, and SCALES was thought to be the likely original name.  However, it has subsequently been demonstrated that ELIZABETH was, in fact, originally TRIAGULUM.