During the past month business at the Larne Shipbuilding Works has been exceedingly brisk, and the carrying out of new orders is still proceeding apace. […] There was launched on the 19th inst one steel motor barge, 70 X 16 X 7 feet, and fitted with 40 BHP Bolinder engines, to consume crude oil. The barge was built to the order of Messrs E Dowley & Sons, Ltd, of Carrick-on-Suir.
[…] The motor engines are installed by Bright’s Patent Pulley Co, Portadown.
Larne Times and Weekly Telegraph
22 February 1913
I don’t have the dimensions of the Big Knocknagow, but 70 X 16 is larger than the Little Knocknagow, so I suspect that this shows that the Big Knock was built in Larne and launched in 1913.
No doubt information about the origins of the Little Knock will turn up at some stage.
Posted in Economic activities, Engineering and construction, Foreign parts, Historical matters, Industrial heritage, Ireland, Irish inland waterways vessels, Suir, waterways
Tagged Bolinder, Bright's Patent Pulley Co, Carrick-on-Suir, Dowley, Knocknagow, Larne, Portadown
My spies tell me that the RTE television programme Nationwide, to be broadcast on Wednesday 13 May 2015 at 7.00pm, will include some material about the River Suir and perhaps some footage of a former tug-barge, the Knocknagow, that plied thereon.
Posted in Economic activities, Extant waterways, Forgotten navigations, Industrial heritage, Irish inland waterways vessels, Natural heritage, Operations, Scenery, Steamers, Suir, The grain trade, waterways, Waterways management
Tagged barge, boats, Carrick-on-Suir, Dowley, Dromaan, Dromineer, Ireland, Knocknagow, Lough Derg, Operations, Shannon, steamer, Suir, Tipperary, tug, vessels, Waterford, waterways, Waterways Ireland, workboat