Built in 1924 by Worfolk Brothers of Kings Lynn, ROB PETE is a fishing vessel of a type known as a Kings Lynn shrimper. The hull is carvel built of oak frames with red pine planking and the vessel is rigged as a gaff cutter, with no engine. She was first named JOHNNY REBECCA and then THREE BROTHERS before becoming ROB PETE in 1952/53.
Under various owners, she worked as a fishing vessel until 1990. In 1994, she was re-launched at Wells-next-the-Sea after a major rebuild by William Cracknell. She is now a leisure craft and is believed to be one of only two Worfolk-built shrimpers still sailing.
Old Gaffer's Association Member's Handbook and Boat Archive, 1993
Classic Boat - Stern Post: The Very Last Smack Builder, June 1994
A Sustainability Grant of £1000 for remedial work was made from the Strategic Development Fund of National Historic Ships UK
April 2008 - March 2
A Sustainability Grant of £1200 for timber work was made from the Strategic Development Fund of National Historic Ships
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