Keppel

15/01/1960 – launched by W.J. Yarwood & Sons Ltd., Northwich as a “canal butty boat”. (JELLICOE and KEPPEL were built under W.J. Yarwood & Sons Ltd. Yard No.’s 924 and 925 but their records do not indicate which boat is which. KEPPEL was probably built under Yard No. 925 based on health registration dates) 21/03/1960 – completed by W.J. Yarwood & Sons Ltd., Northwich and delivery taken by British Transport Commission (British Transport Waterways) for their North Western Division (Southern) carrying fleet. 05/04/1960 – health registered at Northwich, allocated number 117 (cabin approved for habitation for 4 persons – company address given on certificate as Lime Street Chambers, Lime Street, Liverpool 1). 10/1960 – photographed at Seddon’s Salt Works paired with ANSON. 01/01/1963 – ownership transferred to British Waterways Board and operated in their North Western Division (Southern) carrying fleet. 06/1963 – photographed at Anderton paired with ANSON (Mary Evans Pict Lib, images from Mustograph Agency, London (defunct)). 06/10/1964 – leased to Willow Wren Canal Transport Services Ltd., Southall and operated in their North Western fleet. 01/12/1967 – leased to Anderton Canal Carrying Company Ltd. 1970 – enthusiast observation – still in blue and yellow livery. 1970 or 71 photographed at Anderton in ACCC Ltd colours with Leah Tolley. c1972 – returned to British Waterways Board. c1972 – leased to Jack Tolley (along with MOUNTBATTEN). 08/06/1975 – enthusiast observation at Barnton – occupied by Jack Tolley (paired with MOUNTBATTEN) (unknow when Jack Tolley returned KEPPEL to British Waterways Board or how British Waterways Board subsequently used KEPPEL – Jack Tolley died June 1986) c1990 – leased to Union Canal Carriers Ltd., Braunston for use as a camping boat. 04/02/1991 – photographed by Pete Harrison being docked at Braunston (being re-footed e.t.c.). 08/08/1991 – photographed by Pete Harrison as a camping boat at Braunston (paired with TARPORLEY) 28/05/1994 – photographed by Pete Harrison as a camping boat at Braunston (paired with LINDSAY). 1997 – returned to British Waterways Board North West Region – used as a maintenance / heritage boat – paired with Lindsay. 1998 – restored to ‘British Waterways’ blue and yellow livery by BW at Red Bull. 12/04/1998 -  – photographed by Pete Harrison at Ellesmere Port (paired with LINDSAY) 03/10/1999 – photographed by Pete Harrison at Walsall (paired with LINDSAY). 18/02/2011 – leased with LINDSAY to Etruria Boat Group Volunteers, Stoke on Trent. 05/2011 – sold by BW to EBGVs. 02/06/2011 – handed over to EBGVs by Tony Hales, chairman of BW, on the wharf at Etruscan Bone and Flint Mill, Etruria. Stoke-on-Trent. 14/06/2011 added to NRHV cert no. 2462