Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Our Daddy"

Photos of the sailing ship:

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Our Daddy, Volker Gries, Brest/Douarnenez 2004 , 07/2004

Source, location, date:
Volker Gries,
Brest/Douarnenez 2004,

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Name:Our Daddy
Registered port:Looe
Type of ship:Cornish Lugger
Year built:1921
Yard:Dick Pearce, Looe, GBR
Overall length:22.85 m
Length (hull):13.70 m
Breadth:4.30 m
Draught:2.00 m
Sail area:135 m2
Ship's hull:Holz / Wood

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 06 Nov 2005

  • built by Dick Pearce, Looe, GBR in 1921.
  • used for fishing in the English Channel, after decommissioning she was used for shark fishing during the summer months only until the 1980s.
  • sold by A.J. Pengelly then after he has been the skipper for about 50 years, moved to Plymouth for a complete overhaul and rebuilding.
  • sails at the Cornish coast, English Channel and islands and along Brittany today, participates in sailing event for traditional boats like the Brest and Douarnenez festivals, available for charter to compensate the costs.


Website (English, 31 Jan 2010):
Cornish Luggers Online Guide: website dedicated to Cornish luggers and the Looe lugger regatta with the history of the boats and many photos