Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Saxonia LO32"

Photos of the sailing ship:

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Saxonia LO32, 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:

Name:Saxonia LO32
Registered port:London
Base port:Brightlingsea
Type of rigging:KUTTER
Type of ship:Thames Bawley Smack
Year built:1930
Yard:Aldous Brothers, Brightlingsea, Essex, GBR
Overall length:10.67 m
Breadth:3.66 m
Draught:1.53 m
Ship's hull:Holz / Wood

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 21 Jan 2022

  • built in 1930 at the shipyard Aldous & Sons, Brightlingsea, GBR for fishing out of Leigh on Sea in Essex/GBR for various skippers, associated to the William Young fishing conglomerate of Leigh on Sea and since the 1960s Grimsby/GBR.
  • fitted out with comfortable cabin to enable William Young and his wife to take themselves and their daughter for a weeks holiday every August.
  • 1964 sold to the Colchester Oyster Fishery Company, worked on as an oyster dredger until about 1978/79 under engine power.
  • converted back to her original sailing rig and used as a private and charter yacht then.
  • 2022 refit at Harry King & Sons Ltd. in Pin Mill/GBR.


Website (English, 21 Jan 2022):
Saxonia LO32: basic info and photos about the ship, contact