Gainsborough Trader

Humber Keel built 1931 by Dunston, Richard, Thorne

Designated ensign Designated house flag

458

Registered


Cargo Vessel

Coastal


Humber Keel

South Dock Marina


Ongoing conservation

Unknown


No

No


14/06/1996

01/08/2017


Web site

gainsboroughtrader.wordpress.com

Gallery


Propulsion

Motor

Inboard diesel


1942

None


None


Dimensions

To be confirmed

16.26 feet (4.96 metres)


70.95 feet (21.64 metres)

7.28 feet (2.22 metres)


78.00


History

Built in 1931 by Richard Dunston at Thorne, GAINSBOROUGH TRADER is a steel Humber keel barge with a Kelvin KR4 diesel engine installed in 1942. She was the first of her type to have a motor as well as sails and was originally used as a flour barge. She transferred from the Humber to the Thames when Pickfords bought her for their Port of London operation. During World War II she took part in the Dunkirk evacuations. After the war she returned to her work as a lighter until 1986 when she was bought by a private owner who added a superstructure. We are lacking information on this particular vessel. If you have any information on this vessel past or present, please contact us.

Christian Brann, The Little Ships of Dunkirk: 55th Anniversary Supplement (1995) pub: Collectors' Books Ltd
ADLS News (Spring, 2015) Fleet news

Previous names

  1. 1937 – 1995MFH

Subsequent Developments

  1. April 2012 Vessel selected for Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant on 3 June 2012. Source: National Historic Ships UK
  2. May 2015 Participated in 75th ADLS Anniversary Commemorative Return to Dunkirk.

Bibliography

    Built in 1931 by Richard Dunston at Thorne, GAINSBOROUGH TRADER is a steel Humber keel barge with a Kelvin KR4 diesel engine installed in 1942. She was the first of her type to have a motor as well as sails and was originally used as a flour barge. She transferred from the Humber to the Thames when Pickfords bought her for their Port of London operation. During World War II she took part in the Dunkirk evacuations. After the war she returned to her work as a lighter until 1986 when she was bought by a private owner who added a superstructure. We are lacking information on this particular vessel. If you have any information on this vessel past or present, please contact us.

    Christian Brann, The Little Ships of Dunkirk: 55th Anniversary Supplement (1995) pub: Collectors' Books Ltd
    ADLS News (Spring, 2015) Fleet news

If you are the owner of the vessel and would like to provide more details or updated information please contact info@nationalhistoricships.org.uk

parrel:

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