Certificate no 2798
Status Registered


Function Leisure Craft
Subfunction Yacht
Location London
Vessel type Ketch
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Howard, Tom
Built in 1914
Hull material Wood
Rig Unknown
Number of decks 0
Number of masts 2
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Length: Overall
37.00 feet (11.28 m)
Breadth: Beam
9.00 feet (2.74 m)
3.33 feet (1.02 m)
Air Draft
7.00 feet (2.13 m)
Tonnage: Gross


LURLINE OF IPSWICH is a leisure craft of timber carvel construction built by Tom Howard of Maldon in 1914. The vessel was built as an auxiliary ketch and presently has a 6 cylinder Ford engine installed in 2000.

As a survivor of two world wars she has considerable history and assisted at the Dunkirk evacualtion during the second world war and regularly returns to Dunkirk as a member of the Association of Dunkirk Little Ships.

She has been in the same ownership since 1985 and took part in the Her Majesty the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Regatta on the River Thames, London, in 2012.

Key dates

  • 1914

    Built by T Howard of Maldon

  • 1940

    Took part in the Dunkirk evacualtion

  • 2012

    Took part in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Regatta

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