Category:Maud (ship, 1899)

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  • Type: Norfolk trading wherry
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  • Built by: D S Hall of Reedham
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  • Date of completion: 1899
  • Length over all: 18.29 m
  • LPP: m
  • Beam: 5.03 m
  • Draught: 1.22 m
  • GRT: 20
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  • Speed: kn


  • 1899 Named: MAUD for Walter Bunn, a builder's merchant of Great Yarmouth Flag: United Kingdom
  • 1911 Sold to the Yare and Waveney Lighter Co Ltd, of Norwich
  • 1918 Sold to Hobrough's of Norwich. Dismasted and used as a barge in connection with dredging operations.
  • 1940 Sold to May, Gurney & Co Ltd. Used as a lighter until after the Second World War, when she was fitted with a Kelvin engine.
  • Early 1950 Damaged in an accident whilst loading coal at Norwich Power Station. Following this, she was replanked from the waterline up, with a new deck also being provided.
  • Mid 1960s Sunk as a breakwater on Ranworth Broad along with the wherry Bell.
  • 1976 Moved elsewhere within Ranworth Broad and was resunk.
  • 1981 It was decided to pile the riverbank where Maud lay and she was given to millwright Vincent Pargeter, and his wife Linda, on the understanding that the boat would be restored. She was refloated and taken to Upton where she was restored over a period of 18 years
  • 1996 Added to the register of National Historic Ships in the United Kingdom.
  • 1999 Finally returning to the water.