Certificate no 479
Status National Historic Fleet


Function Fishing Vessel
Subfunction Drifter
Location Belfast
Vessel type Lugger
Current use None
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Paynter, William, Kilkeel
Built in 1877
Hull material Wood
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 0
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Unknown
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
14.98 feet (4.57 m)
6.00 feet (1.83 m)
Length: Overall
51.48 feet (15.70 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


MARY JOSEPH is a fishing vessel with a long history. She now rests ashore in the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum in Northern Ireland. Built by William Paynter of Kilkeel in 1877 she is in effecct a double ended mackerel driver. She was originally lug rigged and was motorised in 1920.


Norman J Brouwer, International Register of Historic Ships (Edition 2, 1993, pp161) pub: Anthony Nelson
Dick Sullivan, Old Ships, Boats and Maritime Museums (1978) pub: Coracle Books

Own this vessel?

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

More like this

Rosalind in 1920s

Lugger built 1903 by Paynter, William, Kilkeel

Grayhound sailing

Lugger built 2011 by Pomeroy, Marcus Brian James, Rowden

Lyonesse in Milford Haven Marina

Lugger built 1930 by Gilbert & Pascoe, Porthleven

Caronia 2014

Lugger built 1927 by Peake, Henry, Newlyn