Eden

Sheffield Keel built 1924 by Scarr, Henry Ltd, Hessle

Designated ensign Designated house flag

1800

Registered


Cargo Vessel

Coasting


Sheffield Keel

Goole


Private use

Private Use


No

No


14/12/1999

07/04/2009



Gallery


Propulsion

Engine

Diesel


2011

None


None


Dimensions

To be confirmed

14.66 feet (4.47 metres)


62.46 feet (19.05 metres)

3.61 feet (1.10 metres)


0.00


History

EDEN is a Sheffield keel, built by Henry Scarr Ltd of Hessle, East Yorkshire in 1924 and launched on 23 March that year. She was built for John Hunt & Sons of Leeds and was named HUNTS-EDEN. She was used for carrying cargo until 1998.

EDEN was constructed as a sailing keel, but was later converted to power and, in 1946, a three cylinder Ruston & Hornsby, thirty brake horsepower engine was installed. She sank in the Ouse in the 1960s and was lifted out by Lincoln & Hull Marine. This was the same company that was to restore the hall and fit a keelson at the end of 1999. She was purchased by Earnest V. Waddington in 1969 for the sum of £102. He renamed her EDEN and used her to ferry steel beams from Goole to Rotherham.

EDEN has a steel hull, with riveted lap seams. Her current engine is an inboard Lister HA3, with three cylinders and thirty-eight brake horsepower, made in 1968. She still has her chain plates, although the old deck fittings have been cleared off. The bottom of the hull has been doubled.

Previous names

  1. 1924 – Hunts-Eden

Subsequent developments

September 2011:

New Pekins Sabre M135 engine fitted. Mast and re-rigging planned for main square rig and bowsprit and mizzen for coastal passages.
Source: Owner
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parrel:

a rope, chain or iron collar which attaches the yard to the mast but which allows vertical movement