Previous names

  • John Elizabeth
Certificate no 2562
Status Registered


Function Fishing Vessel
Subfunction Trawler
Location King's Lynn
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required Yes


Builder Gostelow, Alexander, M, Boston
Built in 1904
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


Length: Overall
36.00 feet (10.97 m)
Breadth: Beam
9.40 feet (2.87 m)
4.60 feet (1.40 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


MERMAID worked from Sutton Bridge (Kings Lynn) most of her life as a shrimper.  She finished her working life on the seal cull in the Wash, after being set on fire by animal activists.  She was then sold and brought to the Thames estuary and rebuilt.  Since then she has been used for racing in the local regattas.  

Update, January 2021: MERMAID has been bought by a new owner, and returned to her home port of King's Lynn for restoration

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