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Chiltern 27 October 2020 9/1946             Wooden motor boat 1/1/1949          Purchased by BTC (D&IWE), NW Division fleet 1/10/1953        Passed to BTC (BTW) 1/1/1963          Passed to BWB
Briar (Clara) 24 October 2020 1906 - built for the Shropshire Union Railways & Canal Company  1923 - acquired by LMS fleet no 8
Saturn 24 October 2020 1906 - wooden flyboat (ie "express"), built for the Shropshire Union Railways & Canal Company, fleet no 598 1923 - acquired by LMS, fleet no 102
Willow Wren 24 October 2020 1953-63 - Willow Wren Canal Carrying Company bought motor and butty boats that had originally been built for other canal carrying companies and re-named many of them after birds. 
Verbena 24 October 2020 This iron composite horse boat was launched as VIENNA in 1911. During the First World War it was renamed VERBENA and re-registered at Birmingham in 1916.
England 24 October 2020 This iron composite horse boat was launched as GERMANY in November 1904 at Saltley. At the beginning of the First World War it was renamed ENGLAND and re-registered at Birmingham.
Midlands & Coast Canal Carriers Ltd 23 October 2020 Midlands & Coast Canal Carriers Ltd of Wolverhampton was formed in 1921 and traded until 1938 when it went into liquidation.
Apollo 23 October 2020 Apollo was built in 1929 as a horse drawn boat for Midlands & Coast, converted to a motor boat in 1936 and sold to FMC in 1937.
Ariel 23 October 2020 Ariel was part of the Midlands & Coast fleet until the firm went into liquidation and the boat was aquired by FMC in 1938.
Buffalo 23 October 2020 20/12/1923       Iron composite motor boat 1/1/1949          Purchased by BTC (D&IWE), SE Division fleet, Fleet No 195 1/10/1953        Passed to BTC (BTW)
Baron 22 October 2020 11/1898 - constructed as an iron composite steamer. 11/3/1915        Converted to motor boat, with Bolinder 15hp E type engine, at Saltley Dock
Aster 22 October 2020 1932                Wooden motor boat 1/1/1949          Purchased by BTC (D&IWE), SE Division fleet, Fleet No 188
Arabia 22 October 2020 9/1907             Iron composite horse boat, with forecabin
Aquarius 22 October 2020 Unknown Yarwood-built FMC motor boat, which incorporates the bow section of a BCN day boat.
FMC boats S-Z 21 October 2020
FMC boats K-R 21 October 2020
FMC boats E-J 21 October 2020
FMC boats A-D 20 October 2020
Virginis 20 October 2020 Originally intended GUCCC pairing with motor no 50, Hercules
Titania 20 October 2020 Originally intended GUCCC pairing with motor no 90, Themis

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