Selby Ellen

Type: Humber Barge Year: 1954 Length: 30.8m Beam: 6m Draft: 1.2m Engine: Lister Selby Ellen is one of a generation of small motor barges that gradually replaced the sailing Keels and Sloops of the Humber after the Second World War. Built by Richard Dunstan’s yard at Thorne in 1954 along similar lines to the first steam [...]

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Type: Medway Coaster Year: 1961 Length: 27.4m Beam: 6m Draft: 1.4m Engine: Kelvin K4 Designed by Richard Dunstan Shipbuilders of Thorne in Yorkshire, Rock was built by the London and Rochester Trading Company at their Quarry Yard in Frindsbury on the River Medway in 1961. A distinctive feature of the smaller coastal motor barge fleet [...]

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Type: Luxe Motor Year: 1931 Length: 23.1m Beam: 4.5 m Draft: 1.2m Engine: DAF 575 Maxime was built by the Van Der Laan brothers of Woubrugge, Holland in May 1931. The Luxe Motor barge type rapidly supplanted the older aak and tjalk hull styles in the 1920’s and 30’s offering straighter sides and a wider [...]

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Type: Norwegian Coaster Year: 1916 Length: 34m Beam: 6m Draft: 2.1m Engine: Scania DSI11 M/S Hans was built in 1915 by the Muller yard in Amsterdam as a coastal steamer. Built of steel riveted onto angle frames she was the last small coasting vessel of her size to work in Norway. Originally she was fitted [...]

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Ethel Ada

Type: Thames Sailing Barge 1903 Length: 27.3m Beam: 6.5m Draft: 1.2m Engine: Ford 100hp Rig: Spritsail EthelAda Built in Paglesham in Essex by the Shuttlewood brothers in 1903, Ethel Ada was named after the wives of her two shipwrights. Pagelsham Creek was the final resting place of HMS Beagle and local legend has it that [...]

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Ellen Marianne

1908 Type: Paviljoentjalk Jacht Length: 17.2m Beam: 4.2m Draft: 1m Engine: Ford 130hp Rig: Single mast gaff rigged EllenMarianne Ellen Marianne was launched at Lekkerkerk in Holland in 1908 and was fitted out as an elegant paviljoentjalk yacht by Burgerhout’s Machine Works and Shipbuilding Company. The owner of Burgerhout’s sailed her as his private yacht [...]

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Type: Luxemotor Barge Date of build and where: 1924 Length: 21.2m Beam: 3.9m Draft: 1.1m Engine: 4 cylinder Bolinder Previously registered in Holland we think Ederlezi (Hoher Rifler) was brought over to the UK in the 70′s. We are still searching for snippets from her history.

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Type: Friese Klipper Year: 1913 Length: 32.2m Beam: 6.2m Draft: 1.2m Engine: DAF Dankbaarheid (Thankfulness) was built in 1913 as a Friese Klipper – a special gauge of vessel designed for specific routes and locks along the Friesian canals in the northern part of the Netherlands. The most common rig for a sailing barge of [...]

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Type: Goole Billy Boy Year: 1915 Length: 20m Beam: 5.5m Draft: 1.2m Engine: Ford 110hp Rig: Ketch Audrey was first commissioned in 1915 as a Lightship (LV14) for the Middle Whitton sand on the River Humber. Her hull design was based on a generic coastal barge known locally as a Billy Boy. Billy Boys traditionally [...]

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