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An unknown vessel on the western bank of Forder Lake at Shillingham Quay.

Type

Unknown

History

The name and type of this vessel is unknown. It was thought to be a sailing barge called the Lord John Roberts but no barge of this name has been found so far. It has also been suggested that the name of this vessel is Elizabeth Jane or the George Murray. The type is also unknown, the hull shares similar characteristics to a Thames barge and barges from the Severn, but more work is needed to identify what type of ship this is. A recent report identifies this as being a Tamar barge, however this vessel is slab-sided with a very hard chine and reinforced with long, shaped iron knees, features that you do not find on a Tamar barge.

Research is ongoing and this web page will be updated shortly.

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Description

The remains of the bottom and lower part of the sides of this vessel could still be seen on the foreshore when The SHIPS Project photographed the hulk in 2017.

Location and Access

West side of Forder Lake at Shillingham Quay, just to the north of the railway viaduct that crosses Forder Lake.

Nearby hulks include Trawler Boy Eric SHIPS Link, Millpond 1 SHIPS Link, Landing Craft SHIPS Link and Picket Boat SHIPS Link

Last updated 03 Jan 2021

Position OS: SX 41311 57808
Position GPS: 50.398676, -4.234157

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Information

Date Built:

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Type:

Unknown

Builder:

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Official Number:

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Length

Unknown

Beam

Unknown

Draft

Unknown

Construction

Timber

Propulsion

Unknown

Tonnage

Unknown

Portmarks

None

Outcome

Unknown

Reference

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