Certificate no 2463
Status Registered


Function Fishing Vessel
Subfunction Long Liner
Location Bridlington
Vessel type Coble
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Baker & Percy Siddall, Bridlington
Built in 1912
Hull material Wood
Rig Unknown
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 1
Propulsion Sail
Primary engine type None
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
11.00 feet (3.36 m)
8.00 feet (2.44 m)
Length: Overall
40.00 feet (12.20 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


THREE BROTHERS was built in 1912 as a sailing coble and is believed to be the only surviving example of a sailing coble in the country. She had an engine fitted after World War I and worked from Bridlington Harbour until 1946. She then went to the Tees for some years and in 1970 was pictured in Whitby. The Bridlington Harbour Commissioners brought her back to Bridlington in 1983 when major work was undertaken to restore and rebuild her.

Having undergone further repairs in 2004, THREE BROTHERS is currently maintained and sailed by the volunteers of the Sailing Coble Preservation Society.

Key dates

  • 1912

    Sailing coble built by Baker and Percy Siddall at Bow Street, Bridlington

  • 1920s

    Engine fitted after the First World War

  • 1946

    Worked from Bridlington Harbour until 1946

  • 1970

    Relocated to Tees for some years and pictured at Whitby in 1970 

  • 1983

    Harbour Commissioners brought her back to Bridlington

  • 1980s

    Rebuilt as a sailing coble

  • 2004

    Further repairs carried out by volunteers of Sailing Coble Preservation Society

  • 2011

    Seen on ITV's Countrywise programme 


  • May 2012

    The Sailing Coble Society await news of their grant bid with Fisheries Local Action Group. Estimates were in the region of £45,000 to rebuild the craft to the condition as built in 1912. The vessel celebrates its centenary on 18 June this year

  • 2002/03

    The Heritage Lottery Fund awarded £10,093 to raise awarenes of maritime heritage

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