Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Willow Wren"
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Technical data of the sailing ship:
|Type of rigging:||YAWL|
|Type of ship:||Victorianische Segelyacht|
|Yard:||Summers & Payne, Southhampton, GB|
|Overall length:||26.00 m|
|Length (hull):||20.61 m|
|Sail area:||250 m2|
|Ship's hull:||Holz / Wood|
Portrait of the sailing ship:
Last update: 24 Feb 2002
- built in 1886 at the shipyard Summers & Payne in Southhampton for the Lord Philip Patmore of Burnham-on-Crouch, she is one of the last existing victorian sailing yachts.
- used to fight against smuggling on order of the British Queen.
- laid up in the mud of the River Crouch in 1920, spent the following 60 years here, last she was used as a houseboat.
- 1979 rediscovered and restored, fittet with an engine.
- today she is the property of owners from Hamburg/GER, sails in the charter business in the Baltic Sea and participates in martime events and regattas of traditionally rigged ships.
- 2002 change of the registered port to Hamburg.
- the name "Willow Wren" indicate the good maneuverability of the ship.
Contact:Website (deutsch, 10 Apr 2002):
Willow Wren: history, many photos, contact address and sailing schedules, links
Literature for further reading:
We recommend the following references for your further research of the ship. The references marked with have been included in the generation of the ship profile on this page.
"Hanse Sail Rostock - Wo man sich begegnet"
Hanse Sail Verein Rostock e.V. 2005
Page: 195 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data
Arne Koslowski (Hrsg.)
KardesH-Verlag 2006 ISBN: 3-938314-02-8
Page: 90 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data
Kerstin Thomzig und Ulrich Rössner