Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Betula"
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Technical data of the sailing ship:
|Registered port:||Pin Mill, Suffolk|
|Type of rigging:||BARGE|
|Type of ship:||Thames Sailing Barge|
|Yard:||Gideon, Groningen, NL|
|Ship's hull:||Stahl / Steel|
Portrait of the sailing ship:
Last update: 01 Mar 2008
- built of steel in 1924 by Gideon, Groningen, Holland as a motor sailer.
- bought by Eddie Smith in 1996 and rebuilt as a Thames sailing barge with gear from the "Vicunia", "Anglia", "Sara" and "Venture", in 1997 her hull was shortened and altered with new decks, hatches and cabin top at Werkandam Holland.
- rigged as a staysail barge she takes part in barge matches.