Certificate no 479
Status National Historic Fleet


Function Fishing Vessel
Subfunction Drifter
Location Belfast
Vessel type Lugger
Current use None
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Paynter, William, Kilkeel
Built in 1877
Hull material Wood
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Unknown
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
14.98 feet (4.57 m)
6.00 feet (1.83 m)
Length: Overall
51.48 feet (15.70 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


MARY JOSEPH is a fishing vessel with a long history. She now rests ashore in the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum in Northern Ireland. Built by William Paynter of Kilkeel in 1877 she is in effecct a double ended mackerel driver. She was originally lug rigged and was motorised in 1920.


Brouwer, Norman J, International Register of Historic Ships, Anthony Nelson, pp161, Edition 2, 1993   
Sullivan, Dick, Old Ships, Boats and Maritime Museums, Coracle Books, 1978

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