Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Repertor"

Photos of the sailing ship:

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Repertor, 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,

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Registered port:Faversham
Type of rigging:BARGE
Type of ship:Thames Sailing Barge
Year built:1924
Yard:F.W. Horlock, Mistley Building Company, GB
Overall length:26.00 m
Breadth:5.70 m
Draught:1.10 m
Sail area:370 m2
Ship's hull:Stahl / Steel

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 10 Feb 2012

  • built of steel at Mistley, Essex, England in 1924 as 1st of 7 Thames sailing barges for M.R. Horlock.
  • converted to to motor tanker barge, decomissioned from trade, owner G. Reeve, houseboat at Battersea.
  • rerigged by Charles McLaren in 1987.
  • owned by David Pollock, based at Standard Quay, Faversham, GBR.
  • offers sailing charter for up to 12 passengers or quayside meetings for up to 50 guests today, participates in the barge match races on the English North Sea coast.
  • name "Repertor" in Latin means discoverer, explorer, inventor, innovator, deviser.


Website (English, 11 Feb 2012):
Thames Sailing Barge Repertor: information about the ship with photos, history, specification, about the sailing region, about barge match racing, offers for charter, contact