Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Carrie of Camaret"

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Carrie of Camaret, Volker Gries, Sail Brest / Cutty Sark 2002 , 07/2002

Source, location, date:
Volker Gries,
Sail Brest / Cutty Sark 2002,

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Name:Carrie of Camaret
Registered port:Plymouth
Type of rigging:SCHONER
Year built:1947
Yard:M. Cornec, Camaret, FRA
Overall length:27.40 m
Breadth:5.94 m
Draught:2.80 m
Sail area:288 m2
Ship's hull:Holz / Wood
Power:255 PS
Engine:John Deere

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 06 Apr 2005

  • built in France in 1947, used in the crayfish trade between France and Mauritania.
  • after a mayor refitting and re-rigging she was used for film work starting in 1986.
  • purchased by Roger Barton, used as a private charter vessel sailing the waters between England and Ireland, the Channel often calling the Channel Islands and in French coastal waters.
  • lost in June 2003, she was chartered for the Irish reality TV show "Cabin Fever" and sailed around the island of Ireland, crashed into rocks near Tory Island off Ireland's northwest coast. The reason for this acciedent probably was human failure (tiredness).

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.

Otmar Schäuffelen
"Die letzten grossen Segelschiffe"
Delius Klasing Verlag 2002 ISBN: 3-7688-0483-6
(10. aktualisierte und erweiterte Auflage)
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