Registration number 3592
Status Registered

Previous names

  • 1882 George Smeed


Function Cargo Vessel
Subfunction Barge
Location Maldon
Vessel type Spritsail Barge
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required Yes


Builder Smeed, Dean & Co. Ltd.
Built in 1881
Hull material Wood
Rig Spritsail
Number of decks 1
Propulsion Sail
Primary engine type None
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Length: Overall
80.10 feet (24.41m)
Breadth: Beam
20.60 feet (6.28m)
Air Draft
18.50 feet (5.64m)
6.40 feet (1.95m)


GEORGE SMEED was built by Smeed Dean & Co. Ltd in 1881 and was registered in Rochester in 1882.  She traded both in the Thames/Medway estuaries, the Channel and also Southampton and Devonport.

She was lined up for use to evacuate troops from Dunkirk during the Second World War but in fact was never used in the end.

She was also used to transfer one of the SS Mauritania's propellers to Woolwich for re-trimming.

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Key dates

  • March 1882

    Vessel registered at Rochester

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