Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Gladys"

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Gladys, Volker Gries, Colne Smack and Barge Match Race, Brightlingsea, GB , 09/2006

Source, location, date:
Volker Gries,
Colne Smack and Barge Match Race, Brightlingsea, GB,
09/2006

Gladys, Volker Gries, Colne Smack and Barge Match Race, Brightlingsea, GB , 09/2006

Source, location, date:
Volker Gries,
Colne Smack and Barge Match Race, Brightlingsea, GB,
09/2006

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Name:Gladys
Registered port:London
Nation:GBR
Type of rigging:BARGE
Type of ship:Spritsail Barge
Year built:1901
Yard:John & Herbert Cann, Bathside, Gashouse Creek, Harwich, GB
Overall length:25.60 m
Breadth:6.71 m
Draught:2.10 m

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 29 May 2007

  • built 1901 by John and Herbert Cann, Bathside, Gashouse Creek, Harwich, on order of William Thomas Whitmore, Harwich and John Howard of Shoeburyness.
  • sold in 1902 to John Lesley Whitemore, Colne, Lancashire, although John Howard remained the master.
  • in August 1912 sold to Cranfield Brothers Ltd., with Charles Howard as the master.
  • fitted with a diesel engine around 1950.
  • in November 1972 sold to the grain importers Mardorf, Peach & Co Ltd, of Berkeley Square, London, who subsequently sold her in February 1999 to her to Allied Mills.
  • designated Vessel in the National Historic Ships Register of Great Britain.