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Reminder from Gillingham Pier
History
United Kingdom
NameReminder(1929-)
OwnerF W Horlock, Mistley
BuilderMistley Shipping Company [1]
Launched1929
Identification
  • Historic Ships Register Certificate 1966
  • United Kingdom Official Number 161033
General characteristics
Class and typeThames barge
Tonnage108 GRT
Length87.84 feet (26.77 m)
Beam19.38 feet (5.91 m)
Draught6.49 feet (1.98 m)
PropulsionSails
Sail planSpritsail with bowsprit
NotesWebsite: http://www.top-sail.co.uk/the-barges/reminder/

Reminder is one of seven Thames barges built between 1925 and 1930 for F W Horlock, Mistley.

History

In 1924 the Horlocks commissioned seven new steel Thames barges, of which Reminder was the fourth. Six of these ‘seven sisters’ are still afloat: Blue Mermaid was lost to a mine in World War 2. [2] They were built at Mistley.

The Horlocks steel barges- the seven sisters
Name Active Built Tons Official no. Current owner
Repertor Yes 1924 69 145404 David Pollock
Portlight No 1925 68 145405 Landbreach Ltd
Xylonite Yes 1926 68 145408 Tim Kent
Reminder Yes 1929 79 161033 Topsail Charters Ltd
Adieu Yes 1929 79 161035 Iolo Brooks
Blue Mermaid No 1930 79 161038 (destroyed)
Resourceful No 1930 77 161039 I & R Stubbs
Ref[3] As of 2016

References

  1. ^ "Specifications - XYLONITE". XYLONITE. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  2. ^ Benham 1986, p. 99.
  3. ^ Kent, Tim. "Xylonite and her sisters - XYLONITE". XYLONITE. Retrieved 22 March 2018. Ref:

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