The 'Empire Rancher' Harkers Shipyard, Knottingley, 1943

The 'Empire Rancher' Harkers Shipyard, Knottingley, 1943

Image reference: xl08093

Description: A black and white photograph showing the Collier boat 'Empire Rancher' built at John Harkers Shipyard, Knottingley, for the Ministry of War Transport Division and launched on the 2nd January 1943. It was built to carry coal from South Wales to Gloucester Power Station, Harkers also built a sister ship, the 'Empire Reaper' launched on the 17th October 1942. These were amongst the longest boats built at this yard at 140 feet long. Internal Reference: Private Collection

Keywords: Boat, Cantilever, Machinery, People, River, Barge, War work, Ship building

Place name(s): GL1, Gloucester, WF11, Knottingley

Date(s): 1943

Date added to archive: 18/09/2003

Original rights: Unknown

Permission rights: Mr R.Gosney

Digital rights: WMDC Libraries and Information Services

Digital publisher: WMDC, Education and Cultural Services, Libraries and Information Services