Certificate no 2342
Status Registered


Function Fishing Vessel
Subfunction Trawler
Location Conwy
Vessel type Morecambe Bay Prawner
Current use Ongoing conservation
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No
Web address www.nobbyhelen2.co.uk


Builder Crossfield, William & Sons, Arnside
Built in 1910
Hull material Wood
Rig Gaff Cutter
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 1
Propulsion Sail
Primary engine type Unknown
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
12.00 feet (3.66 m)
5.00 feet (1.53 m)
Length: Overall
43.00 feet (13.12 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


HELEN II is a Morecambe Bay Prawner, a fishing vessel of wooden carvel construction, with pitch pine on oak frames. She was built by Crossfields of Arnside in 1910 for George E Stoner of New Brighton. She worked from the Mersey until 1930 when she was purchased by Ludwig Anderson of Port Maddog and fished off the Welsh coast for 10 years. She was then purchased by Jackie Martin in 1943 and fished from Fleetwood. HELEN II is one of the largest Morecambe Bay Prawners built. She is undergoing a major restoration project led by Conwy County Borough Council and Llandrillo College. On completion she will will be used by youth and community groups of North Wales for sail and adventure training.

Key dates

  • 1910

    Built by Crossfieds of Arnside as a Morecombe Bay Prawner for George E Sloner of New Brighton

  • 1910-1930

    She worked from the Mersey

  • 1930

    Purchased by Ludwig Anderson of Port Maddoc and fished for 10 years off the Welsh coast

  • 1943

    Purchased by Jackie Moulton and fished from Fleetwood

  • 2010

    Purchased by The Morecombe Bay Prawner Restoration Trust


  • 2011/12

    The Heritage Lottery Fund awarded £49,600 for conservation and restoration

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