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The remains of a small motor vessel abandoned off Hooe Quay.

Type

Crabber

History

This small vessel has been identified by Martin Johns as Happy Venture, a 30ft long Salcombe Crabber built in Bideford in 1953, registered in Salcombe as SE17. Martin reported that 'the boat last fished commercially from Plymouth in the early Nineties before going into private ownership and being moored at Yonder Quay near where her wreck now lies.'

Description

This 10m long lightly-built motor vessel was moored off Hooe Quay sometime after 2009 and appears to have sunk at her moorings. Recent photographs show extensive damage to the starboard side.

Location and Access

Hooe Lake, Oreston, Plymouth.

This hulk lies off the quay at Hooe. In Hooe, turn into Lake Road then turn right at the Royal Oak pub, then left into Yonder Street.

Nearby hulks include the schooner Bulla SHIPS Link, ketch Amazon SHIPS Link, pilot cutter Leader SHIPS Link and ketch Coronella SHIPS Link.

Position OS: SX 49865 52704
Position GPS: 50.355053, -4.111849
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Information

Date Built:

1953

Type:

Salcombe crabber

Builder:

Unknown, Bideford

Official Number:

Unknown

Length

9.3m / 30ft

Beam

Unknown

Depth in Hold

Unknown

Construction

Timber

Propulsion

Motor

Tonnage

Unknown

Portmarks

SE17

Abandoned

2009

Outcome

Unknown

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