Certificate no 2358
Status Registered
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Details

Function Fishing Vessel
Location Woodbridge
Vessel type Crabber
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No

Construction

Builder Gostelow, Alexander, M, Boston
Built in 1916
Hull material Wood
Rig Gaff Cutter
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 1
Propulsion Sail
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Inboard diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None

Dimensions

Breadth: Beam
11.00 feet (3.36 m)
Depth
4.00 feet (1.22 m)
Length: Overall
34.00 feet (10.37 m)
Tonnage: Gross
0.00
Air Draft
To be confirmed

History

ROCK OF AGES was built as a crabber (a fishing vessel) by AM Gostelow of Boston in 1916. She is a clinker built vessel, constructed of larch on oak ribs with a Ford Tempest diesel engine. Little is known of her history prior to her purchase by her present owners. There is a tradition that the original fishermen who ordered her were Salvationists from Cromer. She has an unusual shape and there is no known example of a double ended vessel of this length built on the East Coast. In 2010, ROCK OF AGES was being conserved for use as a leisure vessel at Woodbridge, Suffolk. The final phase of conservation, including electrics, anti-fouling measures and varnishing, was underway in February 2019, and it is hoped to re-launch her in Summer 2019.  

 

 

 

Key dates

  • 1916

    Construction - working vessel until 1960s

  • 2010

    ROCK OF AGES was being conserved for use as a leisure vessel at Woodbridge, Suffolk 

  • 2019

    Final phase of conservation, including electrics, anti-fouling measures and varnishing, underway. It is hoped to re-launch her in Summer 2019  

  • 2019

    Final phase of conservation, including electrics, anti-fouling measures and varnishing, underway. It is hoped to re-launch her in Summer 2019  

Grants

  • 2016

    A  sustainability grant of £1000 for rigging was made from ,the Strategic Development Fund of National Historic Ships UK

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

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