Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Emeline F14"

Photos of the sailing ship:

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Emeline F14, 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:Emeline F14
Registered port:Faversham
Type of rigging:KUTTER
Type of ship:Whitstable Oyster Smack
Year built:1904
Yard:Collar Brothers, Island Wall, Whitstable, GBR
Length:13.40 m
Ship's hull:Holz / Wood

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 21 Jan 2022

  • built in 1904 at the Collar Brothers shipyard, Island Wall in Whitstable, GBR for the Whorlow family, after whose daughter she was named, used for dredging oysters, catching shrimps and fish.
  • in 1954 owned by Vic Foreman she was the last remaining boat at Whitstable in the fishery for shrimps.
  • yacht conversion at the Anderson, Rigden & Perkins, Island Wall shipyard, outfitted with wheelhouse and engine.
  • after years of unknown use, she reappeared at the Spanish coast Costa del Sol in the early 1990s, was brought back to England where she was restored in Faversham/GBR in 1994.
  • private use and participation in Smack & Barge Races in the region.

Literature for further reading:

We recommend the following references for your further research of the ship. The references marked with have been included in the generation of the ship profile on this page.

Paul Brown
"Historic Sail. Britain's Surviving Working Craft"
The History Press 2013 ISBN: 978-0-7524-8581-2
(in Association with National Historic Ships UK)
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