Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Lassie of Chester"

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Lassie of Chester, Volker Gries, Les Tonnerres de Brest 2012 , 07/2012

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Volker Gries,
Les Tonnerres de Brest 2012,
07/2012

Lassie of Chester, Volker Gries, Festival Temps Fête sur Douarnenez 2012 , 07/2012

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Volker Gries,
Festival Temps Fête sur Douarnenez 2012,
07/2012

Lassie of Chester, Volker Gries, Festival Temps Fête sur Douarnenez 2012 , 07/2012

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Volker Gries,
Festival Temps Fête sur Douarnenez 2012,
07/2012

Lassie of Chester, Volker Gries, Sail Brest 2016 , 07/2016

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Volker Gries,
Sail Brest 2016,
07/2016

Lassie of Chester, Volker Gries, Sail Brest 2016 , 07/2016

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Volker Gries,
Sail Brest 2016,
07/2016

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Name:Lassie of Chester
Registered port:Bangor
Nation:GBR
Type of rigging:KUTTER
Type of ship:Morecambe Bay Prawner
Year built:1937
Yard:Crossfield Brothers, Conway, GBR
Overall length:14.63 m
Length (hull):10.97 m
Breadth:3.35 m
Draught:1.45 m
Sail area:93 m2
Ship's hull:Holz / Wood
Power:40 PS
Engine:Lister Diesel Alpha

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 17 Jul 2014

  • built by Crossfield brothers in Conwy, GBR in 1937, one of the last Morecambe Bay Prawners to be built.
  • registered on the 18th May 1937 as CH51, used for fishing on the Dee throughout World War II under the registry of the Port of Chester as CH68, later moved to Cumbria fishing from Fleetwood and re-registered under the Port of Workington as WO2.
  • decommissioned from fishing in the late 1980s, left in the mud to die but in 1994 bought for conversion to a yacht and motored to Bangor, GBR.
  • sold to Scott Metcalfe of Waterfront Marine, Port Penrhyn, Bangor, where her engine was removed and much of the decking and planking replaced, together with re-nailing and re-caulking.
  • 1995 bought by Doug Smith of West Kirby, GBR who carried out considerable further refurbishment including a new engine and a complete new interior, together with the fitting of a new mast, continued program of maintenance and upgrading.
  • used for regattas for traditionally rigged boats, i.e. successful participation in the Mersey Nobby Race, Conwy Nobby Race and Peel Classic Boat week.
  • homeported in Penrhyn Dock, Bangor, North Wales but she regularly revisits her original home of the Dee estuary and can often be seen at West Kirby, GBR.
  • featured in many journals and the TV series COAST.