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Remains of an unknown vessel on the southern shore of Hooe Lake, near Oreston in Plymouth.

Type

Unknown

History

The remains of a boat abandoned on the shore of Hooe Lake, lying close to the remains of the houseboat Roger SHIPS Link.

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Description

The remains of this vessel were recorded by the SHIPS Project in 2012 as part of a training exercise for the Project's interns Stew Wareing from the University of Bristol and Sophie Winton from SAHRA in South Africa. Very little remains of the vessel and what survives is hidden under a layer of seaweed and lake mud. The vessel was lightly built using diagonal planking.

This was initially thought to be the UXB, a Naval pinnace converted to a handliner which was moored in Hooe Lake, but this was corrected by Martin Johns, son of the owner, who said that the UXB was broken up elsewhere.

Location and Access

Hooe Lake, Oreston, Plymouth

From Oreston, take the Lower Saltram road off Plymstock Road then turn right into Kingfisher Way. Follow the road down to the lake and there is a car park at the end. The remains of the Roger can be seen on the south bank of the lake and this vessel lies 10m to the west. Take the footpath heading south under the folly and follow it round to the hulk, there is a gap in the bushes where you can walk through to the beach. Alternatively, walk round via the beach but take care as the rocks are slippery. The wreck covers at high tide so plan a visit to coincide with low water.

Nearby hulks include the houseboat Roger SHIPS Link, motor cruiser Hooe Lake 2 SHIPS Link, the lighter Arthur SHIPS Link and the fishing boat Hooe Lake 1 SHIPS Link.

Position OS: SX 50257 52839
Position GPS: 50.356369, -4.106393

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Information

Date Built:

Unknown

Type:

Unknown

Builder:

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Official Number:

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Length

Unknown

Beam

Unknown

Draft

Unknown

Construction

Timber, diagonal planking

Propulsion

Unknown

Tonnage

Unknown

Portmarks

Unknown

Abandoned

Unknown


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