Shipshape Thames Estuary acts as a focal point bringing together facilities and boat building expertise in Kent, Essex, and London; knowledge and skills at Chatham and Faversham; the potential of the redundant Royal Naval Dockyard at Sheerness; the University of Greenwich, as well as a range of vessels on the National Register of Historic Vessels.

 

BROWSE PROJECTS IN THE THAMES ESTUARY REGION

Standard Quay

Northfleet Harbour Restoration Trust

National Maritime Development Group

Sea-Change Sailing Trust

Thames Sailing Barge Trust

Heritage Marine Foundation 

 

THAMES ESTUARY REGION SHIPSHAPE REPRESENTATIVE

Rodney Pell

Email: rodney.pell@shipshapenetwork.org.uk

Vessels

Vega of Garth - moored

Ketch built 1965 by Gordon Armstrong Marine, Scarborough

TTMS Viking - underway

Tug built 1965 by Richards Ironworks Co Ltd, Lowestoft

Henley - Port side

Excursion built 1896 by Clark, Edwin & Co Ltd, Brimscombe

Skills

Marine engineering and electrical work. Yanmar main dealer. Machine work. Rigging - swaging.
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Producers of a yacht version of a 24ft Thames Bawley
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Facilities

Maritime Historian specialising in ship building and engineering; from early steamships to modern vessels. WW1 and WW2 casualties, ship disasters and Merchant Navy history. Lighthouse pharology for British lighthouse authorities. Connections with boat repairs in GRP having been a director of a GRP company building and repairing boats. Also steam and motorship experience and contacts having been a sea-going engineer officer. Many international connections in the academic world, and hands on marine industries, with substantial personal library on all maritime matters.
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Engine Accessories.
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People

Glass fibre repair work. We build a traditional range of day boats, sailing dinghies, rowing boats and punts. Dinghy repairs and insurance work.
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Marine surveyor with a world-wide experience of wooden and steel/iron ships, both sail and steam.
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Project management of major grant applications - the Heritage Lottery Fund in particular. Interpretation planning. Business planning.

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