Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Barnabas SS634"
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Technical data of the sailing ship:
|Type of ship:||Cornish Lugger|
|Yard:||Henry Trevorrow, St Ives, GBR|
|Overall length:||11.95 m|
|Ship's hull:||Holz / Wood|
Portrait of the sailing ship:
Last update: 17 Jul 2014
- built by Henry Trevorrow at Porthgwidden Beach, St. Ives in 1881; registerred by the first owner Barnabas Thomas as a second class pilchard boat in October 1881, later registered as a first class mackerel driver (SS634).
- fishing for mackerel, sometimes as far West as the Isles of Scilly, and in mid-summer switched to catch herring in the Irish Sea, often fishing off Howth, near Dublin.
- 1917 fitted with a 26hp petrol/paraffin engine.
- continued to fish from St. Ives until 1954, then sold and converted to a yacht, kept in Falmouth.
- 1980 she was in the hands of the Maritime Trust who restored her in 1985, thanks to the generosity of Peter Cadbury, whose family had owned her in the 1950s.
- 1994 bought by the Cornish Maritime Trust.
- 1996 a new engine was fitted, but by 2001 she was unseaworthy.
- extensive full restoration started in 2005 with the aid of a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
- relaunched with a new engine in July 2006, sailed by the Cornish Maritime Trust from her base in Mousehole harbour.