Certificate no 2160
Status Registered


Function Fishing Vessel
Location Chatham Historic Dockyard
Vessel type Thames Bawley
Current use Museum based
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Gill & Sons, Rochester
Built in 1893
Hull material
Rig Gaff Cutter
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 0
Propulsion Sail
Primary engine type None
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
4.92 feet (1.50 m)
Length: Overall
38.30 feet (11.68 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed



IVERNA is the last surviving example of a Medway Bawley. These small fishing vessels were once common around North Kent and Essex, near the mouth of the Medway and the Thames. They were used for fishing and particularly for shrimping. IVERNA was purchased by her current owners in 1986, using a PRISM grant. She was bought under exceptional circumstances to protect the last surviving example of a vernacular Medway boat. She is now located at Chatham Historic Dockyard.

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