Ships built at Leeds
Henry Teall, Dock Lodge, Leeds.
January 1832 - 'Henry Teall, Timber Dealer, Boat Builder, Sworn Measurer and Appraiser as Commission Agent, engage to value woods or vessels and sell by auction or private contract as may be required. Has on sale one new sloop, six feet high, fit for river or coasting trade, two keels one six years old, the other aged and two open boats on the most moderate terms. Dock Lodge Leeds'.
April 1835 - A vessel, one of the largest ever built at Leeds, intended for the foreign trade was launched from Mr. Henry Teall, ship carpenter, Water Lane.
May 1841 ‘‘On Monday last, at twelve o’clock precisely, the fine schooner ‘Brilliant’ was launched from the shipyard of Mr. Henry Teall, of this town. She is a beautiful vessel, of 100 tons burthen, and is intended for either the foreign or coasting trade.’
May 1857 - Bankruptcy Court, Edward Teall and Reuben Teall, Leeds, Boat Builders.
Edward Teall, Boat Builder and Timber merchant, Canal Wharf and Sovereign Street and Stanley Ferry..
Womack and Hartley, Boat Builders, Leeds.
February 1861 Partnership dissolved.
Messrs William Rider and Company, Victoria Bridge, Leeds.
February 1912 - English Oak Barge, 62 x 15 6 ft, capable of carrying 100 tons of coal from Whitwood and Normanton to Messrs J. Atkinson and Son, Coal Merchants, Aire Street Leeds.
February 1931 - An open-top coal barge was launched yesterday from the yard of Messrs William Rider and Co. Built to the order of Messrs James Hargreaves and Sons (Leeds) Ltd. the barge which will carry coal from West Yorkshire collieries to Leeds is of the maimum size to travel the Leeds and Liverpool Canal as far as the Corporation Electricity Works, in Whitehall Road.
September 1940 - The first barge to be built in Leeds since the war was launched into the Canal Basin of the Aire and Calder Navigation yesterday from the yard of William Rider and Co. Ltd. Named 'Mabel' the vessel which is of 100 tons carrying capacity has been built to the order of James Hargreaves and Sons (Leeds) Ltd. and will be used for the transport of coal from West Riding Collieries.
John Shires, coal merchant, boat builder and canal carrier, Old Mill Lane, Barossa Place, Low Road.
November 1889. For sale by Auction at Hunslet, near Leeds. Lot 1 The 'Hope' iron Screw Barge, capacity 130 tons ,fitted with two 8 h.p. engines by Bromley and Harrison, Leeds. 76 x 15 x 7 ft built by Cook, Welton and Gemmel, Hull. Lot 2 the 'Mary Ann' capacity 60 tons having one 8 h.p. engine, 58 x 15 x 6 ft. Lot 3 Canal Boat 'Emma', 70 tons. Lot 4 Canal Boat 'Julia' capacity 72 tons. Lot 5 Canal Boat 'Bachelor' capacity 69 tons. lot 6 Canal Boat 'Five Brothers' capacity 70 tons. Lot 8 Two Canal Boats 'Friends' and 'Fanny' capacity 54 tons. Boats are now plying between Leeds and Barnsley.
Built Shipley 1871 - 'Jet' Sloop, official No. 58746, registered Goole 37 tons, 1875/76 for Thomas Bower, Hunslet. August 1877 Richard Rhodes was charged with obstructing the navigation in Barge Dock, Goole. Fined 10s and costs. 1879/82 for Bowers Allerton Colliery Co. Ltd. Hunslet. 1881 at Kings Lynn Richard Rhodes Master, George Rhodes Mate, Elizabeth Rhodes Masters Wife, John Richard Rhodes Son, Ruth Rhodes Daughter, Thomas William Rhodes Son.
G. E. Ramsey Ltd, Junction Dock, Shipley.
November 1920 - For sale a good canal barge just undergone extensive repairs. 61 x 16 x 5ft, can be seen by appointment Apply G. E. Ramsey Junction Dock, Shipley.
February 1922 - For sale new motor barge fitted with a 30 b.h.p. Widdop Semi-Diesel engine,. This barge is designed to ply between Goole and Liverpool or Manchester. Also good secondhand barge that could be used as a trailer. Further particulars and price apply G.E. Ramsey, Junction Dock, Shipley.
January 1935 - For sale newly overhauled second hand canal barge. Inspection invited. G.E. Ramsey Ltd, Shipley.
Samuel Ledgard, boat builder, Kirkheaton.
Peter Thornton, Lowlands, boat builder, Mirfield.
W. Thornton, Sheley Building, boat builder, Mirfield.
'Swinton' Fly Boat, belonging to Mirfield, 25 tons Captain John Roberts 1861 for the Goole trade.
1876 built Mirfield - 'Seven Sisters' Keel, official No.93131, registered Hull, 48 tons, for Charles Whiteley, 45 Trippett Street, Hull.
1885 built Mirfield - 'Lizzie' Keel, official No.123284, registered Hull, 41 tons, 1907/20 for Mrs Eleanor M. Milnes, 42 Scarborough Street, Hull.
Joseph Braime, Boat Builder, Methley.
Built Methley 1848 - 'Ebenezer' Sloop, registered Grimsby, official No. 4948, 41 tons, for Abraham Worfolk, Brotherton. 1881 at Kings Lynn, Abraham Worfolk Master, Samuel Sloulds, Mate.
Sutcliffe Widdup, Bellmont Road, boat builder.
James Simpson, boat builder.
1849 - 'Mary' Ketch, official No.841, registered Goole, 55 tons for Mrs Louisa Watson, 37 Vermuyden Terrace, Goole.
Ships built at Leeds unknown builder
March 1786 - To be sold by auction at Leeds two boats marked 'No. 14' and '32' lying off the Old Navigation, Leeds.
1855 built Leeds - 'Elizabeth Hill' Schooner, official No.22599, registered Newcastle, 55 tons, 1870 for Chales Denby, Goole. 1880 for William Collier, Marshfield Villa, Hook Road, Goole. May 1877 at Gainsborough Court with a claim for £10 demurrage for delay in discharging at Stockwith with a cargo of barley by John Wake Captain (December 1876). 26th October 1880 missing.
1858 built Leeds - 'Elizabeth Davy' Sloop, official No.25193, registered Goole, 55 tons, for William Davy, 21 Land Court, Leeds. 1890 for William E, Kenworthy, Bowman Lane, Leeds. March 1896 During gales off Spurs the Ketch 'Elizabeth Davy 'of Goole, Captain Alcock bound from London to Goole, had her head sails carried away. The Tug 'Champion' went to her assistance and towed her into Grimsby Dock. 1900 for Edward Long, Brunswick Street, Wakefield. 1910/26 for John A Scott Ltd, 11 High Street, Hull.
1862 built Leeds - 'Hannah' Keel, official No.106729, registered Hull, 51 tons, 1900/1919 for Henry B. Ostler, 2 Market Place, Hull.
1860 built Leeds - 'Iris' Sloop, official No.28415, registered Goole, 60 tons, for Edward Jackson, Goole. March 1875 in collision with 'Diligence' Schooner of Sunderland and had to be towed into Lowestoft. From London to Yarmouth with manure. 1880 registered Lowestoft for William S. Everitt, Carlton Colville, Suffolk.
October 1875 the 'Prince of Wales', a keel hailing from Hunslet capsized opposite Selby, from being improperly loaded. The vessel which belonged to Messrs. Smith and Co. of Leeds, had a cargo of cordwood on board which she had taken in at Cawood and was destined for Leeds. She had too much on deck and suddenly capsized. The only person on board were the Captain Thomas Arnold and a lad, and they had a narrow escape from being drowned. They managed to swim to the shore but a dog which was on board was drowned. The news of disaster quickly spread and the scene was visited by a large number of persons. On Monday the keel was raised and taken into the canal.
November 1875 - To be sold by auction two iron steam tug boats, 'Leeds' and 'Perseverance' they are 50 x 12 x 6ft. the two boats may be seen at Leeds up to November 4th the at Goole.