Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Centaur"

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Registered port:Maldon, Essex
Type of rigging:BARGE
Type of ship:Thames Sailing Barge
Year built:1895
Yard:John and Herbert Cann, Bathside, Gashouse Creek, Harwich
Length:26.09 m
Breadth:5.94 m
Draught:1.89 m

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 01 Mar 2008

  • built and launched at Harwich in 1895 by John and Herbert Cann, Bathside, Gashouse Creek.
  • originally owned by Charles Stone, around 1900 passed to Dolly Rogers, in 1911 to Ted Gibbs and in 1915 to John Sawyer, later owned by Francis & Gilders and then by the London & Rochester Trading Company, trading under sail.
  • 1944 de-rigged for use as a timber lighter by Brown & Co.
  • bought by Richard Duke, rigged again for use as a holiday charter vessel at Maldon in 1965.
  • bought in 1974 by the Thames Sailing Barge Trust at Maldon, since 1977 extensively restored and rebuilt.
  • offers passenger sailing trips as well as operating as a charter barge, regularly takes part in annual barge races and sails from several ports in Essex, Kent and Suffolk.