A bawley was an English sailing vessel typified by a boomless cutter rig and probably named for having a boiler for cooking shrimp in amidships. "The majority were built by Aldous of Brightlingsea",[1] but they were also built in Harwich, Erith, Southend, Leigh, and on the Medway.


  1. ^ Leather, John, The Gaff Rig Handbook, 2002, Adlard Coles Nautical, London, pages 62-65