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

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.

Paul Brown
"Historic Sail. Britain's Surviving Working Craft"
The History Press 2013 ISBN: 978-0-7524-8581-2
(in Association with National Historic Ships UK)
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