House barge WOULDHAM COURT at Cheyne Walk, Chelsea - the deckhouse.
She was built Rochester 1899, Official No. 109928.
Photograph copyright Nina Baker
Ron Green says:
WOULDHAM COURT was a 'Stumpy' rigged barge, i.e. it didn't carry a topmast or topsail just a foresail, main sail and mizzen. I've checked the details in the Society for Sailing Barge Research compendium and it gives the following details - She was used by the Ministry of Works during the war 1941 - 43 during which time she was damaged when a German fighter Focke Wulf 190 crashed on her deck. 03/05/43 register closed; dismantled for use as a housebarge. Housebarge at Cheyne Walk 1950s. Hulked and buried at Upnor TQ 758.705
We have not found a photograph of her in her trading days
This image is part of the Mersea Island Museum Collection.