1441. The men in uniforms are Royal Navy Reserve officers, probably on
board an armed yacht. The crews of requisitioned vessels often stayed with
their ships; in ...
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1442. The men in uniforms are Royal Navy Reserve officers, probably on board an armed yacht. The crews of requisitioned vessels often stayed with their ships; in many ...
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1443. Sailing Barges. [DW]
Barges weighing anchor in the Colne on a fine summer's morning as
others sail out of the river, bound for the Spitway, a narrow, ...
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1444. Barges on the Orwell off Harwich. [DW]
Barges becalmed in the Orwell, off Harwich, 1934. Sailing barges were at the mercy of calms and in light airs much ...
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1445. XYLONITE steel barge at Mistley. [DW]
Foredeck of a working barge. The XYLONITE at Mistley Quay, 1947. This photograph shows in detail the hand windlass, ...
Image ID BOXB5_012_005
1446. CYGNET. A smaller East Coast barge with tiller steering, at Pin Mill. [DW]
CYGNET Official No. 84028. [MNL 1916]
Barges at Pin Mill. A working barge ...
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1447. Barges at Colchester Hythe. [DW]
Douglas Went saw the Indian summer of the sailing barge and this photograph of Colchester Hythe in the 1930s shows nine ...
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1448. Barges windbound off the Promenade [Brightlingsea] [DW]
Barges windbound in Colne during a south-westerly gale. Prolonged bad weather meant loss of ...
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1449. Wakeley's coasting barge NELLIE PARKER claws off a lee shore during a gale in the Blackwater. Wakeley's blue masthead 'bob', with its white cross, was well ...
Image ID BOXB5_012_023
1450. Timber - unloading in Heybridge Basin. [DW]
Discharging timber from a sailing barge at Heybridge Basin, on the river Blackwater, 1937. Until the early ...
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1451. Barge with Straw (a Stackie). D Went Wellers (from back of photograph --- DW). "A very valuable photo" (from John Leather).
This faded print is one of ...
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1452. The steel hulled VELSHEDA thundering along off Harwich in 1934. She is preparing to round a mark before squaring away on a run to the finishing line. The ...
Image ID BOXB5_013_001
1453. 12 metres stand out from Harwich harbour, past the grain mills of Felixstowe Dock. This photograph was taken at the Royal Harwich Yacht Club Regatta of either ...
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1454. Schooner TAMESIS. The old steamer and sailing ship type of ornamental bow for many years before 1936 seen sailing on the River Colne. [DW].
The 140 ton ...
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1455. Barge, French fishing boat and other craft leaving Harwich Harbour. [DW]
A mixture of craft at Harwich regatta, 1938. One of R. and W. Paul's Ipswich ...
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1456. A procession of giants; VELSHEDA leading ENDEAVOUR at Harwich regatta, 1934. The royal racing cutter BRITANNIA lags well astern (left) of the two 'J' class ...
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1457. Big Class yacht ASTRA rounding mark at Harwich Regatta 1934 [DW]
ASTRA surges round the Cliff End buoy off Harwich as her crew prepares to set the ...
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1458. After deck of the 12 metre MARINA, 1936. Her owner, Sir William Burton, is at the wheel. Lady Burton and a guest sit at the forward end of the cockpit. Skipper ...
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1459. A sight we shall never see again. A large crew of professional yacht hands hoisting the great mainsail of ENDEAVOUR II before racing. [photo ...
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1460. 12 metres racing off Harwich. TRIVIA leading JANETTA. [DW]
12 metres at Harwich regatta, 1939. Sir William Burton's JENETTA in the foreground, chases V.W. ...
Image ID BOXB5_013_037
1461. The American 12 metre VIM (U.S.15) leads the British VANITY (K 1) at Harwich regatta, Saturday June 10th 1939; her first race against the British 12 metres ...
Date: 10 June 1939
Image ID BOXB5_013_040
1462. Mrs. Vanderbilt in the cockpit of VIM as the 12 metre prepares to race at Harwich, Monday, June 12th 1939. A reef has been taken in the mainsail with a lacing ...
Date: 12 June 1939
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1463. The blue hulled ENDEAVOUR, K4, and the green hulled ASTRA, K2, prepare for the start at Southend on Sea regatta in 1934. Both have a single reef in the mainsail ...
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1464. The 23 Metre cutter ASTRA, owned by Hugh F. Paul leading the J Class cutter VELSHEDA (K7) during Harwich Regatta in 1935. The mate of ASTRA stands on the ...
Image ID BOXB5_013_057
1465. Passed by Technical Reproduction Branch 18 Dec 1942. No Admiralty Objection to publication, signed, Captain R.N. Wivenhoe. [from back of photograph]
Date: 18 Dec 1942
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Afloat and ready to be warped alongside for completion. The stockpiles and the small barge quay of the Rowhedge Sand and Ballast Company are in the ...
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1467. The 105ft wooden motor minesweeper J.315 proceeds down the river Colne after completion, flying the white ensign and commissioned to serve in sweeping magnetic, ...
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1468. D MMS 17 [on back of photograph]
The other type of British wooden hulled motor minesweeper was known as the 126ft Class. Seven of these were built by ...
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1469. FY PT 1011 just afloat at Wivenhoe. The yard boat stands by to help with mooring ropes and later in removal of sliding ways, poppets and other timber structure ...
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1470. MMS 1012 [on back of photograph]
FY PT 1012 leaves the river Colne after completion and commissioning in 1943. The harbour party and an officer are ...
Date: c15 October 1943
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