Previous names

  • Our Lady Lou
Certificate no 3502
Status Registered


Function Fishing Vessel
Subfunction Trawler
Location Ramsgate
Vessel type MFV
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Carnie in Scotland
Built in 1943
Hull material Wood
Rig Ketch
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 2
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Inboard diesel
Boiler type
Boilermaker None


Length: Overall
49.50 feet (15.09 m)
16.50 feet (5.03 m)
Air Draft
8.00 feet (2.44 m)
Tonnage: Gross



STARBUCK was commissioned for the Admiralty in 1942 and work was competed on her in 1943. Her official numver was MFV617 and she served in WWII before being decommissioned in 1945 and sold to Brixham Fishing Fleet as a Class One Fishing Trawler. Following her conversion she was given the name OUR LADY LOU with reg no. 182228. After full restoration - which included fitting a new keel, playing 600ft of larch planking, replacing the wheel house and completing an interior refit - she is now on display in Ramsgate Harbour. Since restoration she has been extensively sailed around Europe and the Baltic Sea. 

Key dates

  • 1943

    Built by Carnie, Scotland

  • 1945

    Decommissioned and sold as fishing trawler

  • 1972/2002

    Undertook 30 year restoration

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