The yacht Roy Fra Masnedo was one of a number of boats used as the foundations for Carbeile Wharf.
The 97 ton yacht Roy Fra Masnedo of Falmouth was notable for having been rescued by the Plymouth lifeboat Thomas Forehead and Mary Rowse II. The lifeboat towed the 94 ton ex-Baltic trader from just south of Burgh Island to Millbay Docks on the night of 1st May 1977 in a fresh to strong north-easterly, a long and hard tow in a rough sea.
The owners of the Carbeile boatyard extended the wharf along the foreshore, Brian Jones saw the wharf being built and took some photographs (Photos 2 and 3). Along with the Reine des Flots were a cut-down steel-built Admiralty vessel, an unnamed trawler with port number SU-104, the yacht Roy Fra Masnedo and approximately four other vessels. The boats may have been cut down before being infilled because the area now is flat concrete, used for a boat park and storage.
This vessel is now buried under the wharf.
Thanks to Brian Jones for recording the fate of these vessels.
Carbeile Wharf, St Johns Lake Torpoint.
The remains of one barge can still be seen on the eastern end of the wharf.
Last updated 03 Jan 2021
Position OS: SX 43357 54688
Position GPS: 50.371747, -4.205886
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Baltic trader, yacht
Abandoned 1985, buried under landfill
Huggins Boatyard at Carbeile Wharf is owned by the Huggins Bros. Marina Group and provides dry storage, marina berths and boat lifting facilities, see carbeilewharf.co.uk
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