Certificate no 1595
Status Archived


Function Fishing Vessel
Subfunction Dredger
Location Unknown
Vessel type Leigh Cockler
Archive reason More information required
Current use Unknown
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Seacraft & Co Ltd, Leigh on Sea
Built in 1945
Hull material Wood
Rig Gaff Ketch
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 2
Propulsion Sail
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
12.89 feet (3.93 m)
3.67 feet (1.12 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed
Length: Overall
38.78 feet (11.82 m)


RENOWNED, Leigh Cockler, built by Seacraft & Co Ltd, Leigh on Sea in 1945. The vessel was built for a well-known Leigh cockling family, the Osbournes, and was paid for by the Admiralty to replace their vessel which had been sunk with all hands at Dunkirk (six Leigh cocklers ferried some 1000 troops off the beaches). Material was supplied from Chatham dockyard. LOA with bowsprit 13.75m, LOA 11.82, MB 3.93, DR 1.12m, tons 10.37. Hull is carvel built of mahogany planking on oak frames fastened with iron nails. Has pointed bow with plumb straight stem, and transom stern. Has 1 deck and two timber masts rigged as a ketch with gaff sails. Current engine is an inboard Ford/Parsons diesel, model 6D Barracuda, 6 cy, 120 hp, made in 1960s. Converted to a pleasure yacht in 1947. Sound and seaworthy with a new wheelhouse being fitted.

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