Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Klang II"

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Name:Klang II
Registered port:Philadelphia
Base port:Nyack NY
Type of rigging:YAWL
Type of ship:English Channel Yawl
Year built:1924
Yard:W.E. Thomas of Falmouth, England, GBR
Overall length:14.62 m
Breadth:3.53 m
Draught:1.67 m
Ship's hull:Holz / Wood
Power:80 PS
Engine:Ford Lehman

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 01 Nov 2007

  • built 1924 by W.E. Thomas of Falmouth, England.
  • owned by a British colonel, registered under British flag at the historic seafaring port of Falmouth and later in the Channel Islands at Jersey.
  • coastal patrol boat, took part in the evacuation of 338,000 British and Allied troops from the French seacoast town of Dunkirk 60 during World War II (Operation Dynamo).
  • crossed the Atlantic in the mid of the 1960s, spent nearly 30 years in and around the tidal waters of the lower Connecticut River, Keith Taylor (from New Zealand) was one of the owners (1967) who brought her to Essex, Conn., in the 1990s owned by the Hawthorn Corporation, from Dover, Delaware
  • The Klang Association was formed in May 2000 to purchase, renovate and operate the "Klang II" as a community recreation sailboat; fitted and sailed from Essex CT to New York City, participated the OpSail 2000.
  • named "Klang II" after a town in Malaysia by her first owner


Website (English, 13 Oct 2007):
Klang II - 1924 English Channel Yawl: about the sailing ship and association, her sailing Schedule, archives, guest book, contact address, photo