Registration number 47
Status Archived


Function Leisure Craft
Subfunction Yacht
Location Germany
Vessel type Schooner
Archive reason Overseas Watch List
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required Yes


Builder Houston, J A, Rowhedge
Built in 1893
Hull material Wood
Rig Bermudan
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 2
Propulsion Steam
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Steam triple expansion
Boiler type Scotch Return Tube
Boilermaker Peter A Darby
Boiler year 1990
Boiler fuel oil


Breadth: Beam
8.59 feet (2.62m)
4.13 feet (1.26m)
Length: Overall
41.97 feet (12.80m)
Tonnage: Gross


Built in 1893 by J A Houston of Rowhedge, MYRA is a steam schooner, carvel built of teak and gaff rigged. Her engine dates from 1910 and is steam triple expansion, maker unknown. She was built for W H Mackenzie of Colchester. Her subsequent owners were: W J P Peacock, London (1896-1920), R S Heard, Swansea and J Hughes Rice, Newton, Glamorgan who owned her until at least 1932.

She was converted to a motor engine 1920.

Acquired by a further owner in 1977 and restored, a new plant was fitted in 1979 and she was believed to have regularly steamed on an annual basis.

Although this vessel is on the Overseas Watch List, we are lacking information about this particular vessel. If you have any information about this vessel, past or present, please contact us.

Key dates

  • 1893

    Vessel built by J A Houston, Rowhedge

  • 1920

    Vessel converted to a motor engine


Steamboat Register: An illustrated Register of surviving steam vessels in the British Isles, Steam Boat Association of Great Britain, Edition 6, May 1994   
The Funnel magazine, Edition 15

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