1898 Feb 23rd Evening Star SB Augusta Seaman drowned in the Deben

IPSWICH SEAMAN DROWNED IN THE DEBEN. On Tuesday Walter Brook Eng. Coroner for the Liberty of St. Etheldreda, held an inquest on George Juby, of Ipswich, mariger, aged 31 years, who was drowned at Waldringfield on Thursday last. George Brooks, of Tomline Road, St. Clement’s, skipper of the barge Augusta, stated he had known the … Read more1898 Feb 23rd Evening Star SB Augusta Seaman drowned in the Deben

Victoria

Main trade Muck&Straw Name Victoria Port of Registry London, Harwich Off. No. 47870 Tonnage 43 Tonnage system grt Where built Faversham Builder Redman When built 1864 Length ft. 71.6 Beam ft. 16.5 Draught ft. 9.4 Changes 0 Rig/Hull 0 Owners Wrinch 1893 History Housebarge 1930 OS Ref 0 Location 0

Reindeer

Main trade 0 Name Reindeer Port of Registry Ipswich Off. No. 79056 Tonnage 124 Tonnage system 0 Where built Ipswich Builder Curtis When built 1879 Length ft. 97.1 Beam ft. 22.5 Draught ft. 8 Changes 0 Rig/Hull Ketch/Bowsprit Owners Beaumont History Woodbridge based, coal specialist[foot]B15 Topsail 44, Barges on the Deben by Robert Simper[/foot]. Abandoned … Read moreReindeer

Ocean Queen

Main trade 0 Name Ocean Queen Port of Registry Rochester Off. No. 44616 Tonnage 59 Tonnage system 0 Where built Sittingbourne Builder Taylor When built 1862 Length ft. 75 Beam ft. 19 Draught ft. 6.5 Changes 0 Rig/Hull 0 Owners Peck History Lost in Gale 1917 Small Downs Kent OS Ref 0 Location 0

Lady of the Wave

Main trade 0 Name Lady of the Wave Port of Registry London Off. No. 15487 Tonnage 53 Tonnage system 0 Where built Brightlingsea Builder ? When built 1856 Length ft. 0 Beam ft. 0 Draught ft. 0 Changes 0 Rig/Hull 0 Owners Brooks History Abandoned Nacton 1940s, few timbers visible OS Ref TM.195.391 Location 0

Kingfisher

Main trade Cement Name Kingfisher Port of Registry Ipswich Off. No. 0 Tonnage 0 Tonnage system 0 Where built 0 Builder Colchester When built 1878 Length ft. 0 Beam ft. 0 Draught ft. 0 Changes 0 Rig/Hull 0 Owners 0 History Skipper Stebbings, Mate Page:Skipper Moyse 1894.  Mercantile & Ipswich Registers between 1867 and 1940 … Read moreKingfisher

Jumbo

Main trade Cement Name Jumbo Port of Registry London Off. No. 85141 Tonnage 50 Tonnage system 0 Where built Brentford Builder 0 When built 1882 Length ft. 0 Beam ft. 0 Draught ft. 0 Changes 0 Rig/Hull 0 Owners 1916 Cotton Powder Co., City, London History This is mentioned as belonging to Masons but there … Read moreJumbo

Freston Tower

Main trade Muck&Straw Name Freston Tower Port of Registry Ipswich Off. No. 95307 Tonnage 50 Tonnage system 0 Where built Harwich Builder Cann When built 1889 Length ft. 81 Beam ft. 19 Draught ft. 6.3 Changes 0 Rig/Hull 0 Owners Turner&Haste 1889 History Housebarge 1950, Broken up 1954. The last cement cargo of 110 tons … Read moreFreston Tower

Frederick William

Main trade 0 Name Frederick William Port of Registry Ipswich Off. No. 79057 Tonnage 53 Tonnage system 0 Where built Ipswich Builder Curtis When built 1879 Length ft. 0 Beam ft. 0 Draught ft. 0 Changes 0 Rig/Hull 0 Owners Curtis&Orvis 1879 History Housebarge by 1950 Broken up OS Ref TQ.188.779 Location 0

Bluebell

Yacht 1939, Torchbearer, became HMS Torchbearer Degaussing Mobile Wiping Unit in WW2 [foot]Degaussing Mobile Wiping Unit – degaussing mobile wipingvessel TORCHBEARER, tender JUMBO, both at Harwich see http://www.naval-history.net/xDKWW2-4201-40RNShips2Home.htm [/foot], Store 1954, Keelson visible now. Main trade Muck&Straw Name Bluebell Port of Registry Ipswich Off. No. 95304 Tonnage 45 Tonnage system 0 Where built Rochester Builder Curel When built 1888 Length ft. … Read moreBluebell

The Willows

It was built for Bob Gamham in the late 1950’s or early 60’s. His father in law, Mr. Goddard from Stonner Point, Cliff Road, was a builder so it might have been built by his firm. Bob Garnham was a very keen sailor, so Alan Matheson or Mike Nunn may know more about him. As … Read moreThe Willows

Strange

Fred Strange – see 1949 picture when he was 80 so presumably born 1879. Also skipper, his last ship, of “Cock of the Walk”. Said nver to have been surpassed at handing a brage. Quiet, even tempered, never flurried. Known as “The Toff” as he was always smartly dressed with a neatly clipped beard. Once … Read moreStrange

Una

Main trade Muck&Straw Name Una Port of Registry Harwich Off. No. 84030 Tonnage 60 Tonnage system 0 Where built Harwich Builder Parsons&Cann When built 1882 Length ft. 84 Beam ft. 20.5 Draught ft. 7 Changes 0 Rig/Hull Mulie Owners Whitmore 1882 History Motorbarge 1945. Hulked 1955 OS Ref TQ.750.699 Location 0

Petrel

Main trade Cement Name Petrel Port of Registry Ipswich Off. No. 97682 Tonnage 52 Tonnage system 0 Where built Ipswich Builder Orvis When built 1892 Length ft. 81 Beam ft. 18.8 Draught ft. 6 Changes 0 Rig/Hull 0 Owners Mason 1892, Cranfield 1912 History Skippers Strange 1894 Catchpole 1914 Hardun 1934 Norman 1914 In Harwich … Read morePetrel