- 1940 - 1971 Prittlewell
- 1971 - 1985 Essex Lady
GYPSEY RACE was built for Southend-on-Sea County Borough by Lobnitz & Co. Ltd. as the Prittlewell in 1940. It is believed that she spent the war years keeping the channels to the Thames Forts clear.
In 1971 she became the Essex Lady and was acquired by Bridlington Harbour Commissioners and renamed the GYPSEY RACE. At the time she was extensively modernised and converted from Ruston to Volvo engines. She is used to dredge Bridlington harbour and has successfully carried out dredging contracts along the East Coast from Eyemouth to Great Yarmouth. She has had considerable work carried out on her deck plates and other parts of her superstructure.
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Lloyds Register of Ships 1995-6, Lloyd's of London, Volume P-Z, 1995
Lloyds Register of Ships 1997-8, Lloyd's of London, pp1773, Volume A-G, 1998
Vessel built by Lobnitz & Co. Ltd.
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