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TOPIC: Engelse Bakken

Engelse Bakken 20 Apr 2020 16:49 #115376

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A few might be interested in this. I have once or twice come across mention of a barge type known as an "Engelse Bak" but was not sure what they were. I have also seen the odd strange barge in the past with a stern reminiscent of a Thames Barge or Wey barge. This is the answer, and some remain. These were apparently the first welded steel vessels, from 1917!


The history of the WW1 MOD Port of Richborough in Kent where the AC's (Across Channel barges) were built is also an interesting Google.


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