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This is the story behind the 1907 Humber sloop that was to help fight two wars and join the search for the Loch Ness monster.

Phyllis 1907. Loa 68ft, Beam16ft.4, Draft 7ft.4, Official Number 124785. Yard Number 60. Sail Number 26148.

Updated: April 2016

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1887                                     Beverley Yard

1 Diamond                      Keel                                                                  Hammond EMES

2 Tasso                        Launch      Lengthened                                                Mr Prym. Beverley

3 Edith     70'x17'x7'9"         Sloop                                                                    Nettleton. Hull


4 Gerda                        Keel                                                             Marshall & Co. Beverley

5 Hilda                         Keel                                                             Marshall & Co. Beverley

6 Composite Coal Barge                                                                                 Hagensen Grimsby

7 St George                     Work Boat                                                               Capt Bates. Hull


8 Otter                         Keel                                                                   Barker. Beverley

9 Jena                         Keel                                                             Marshall & Co. Beverley

10 Ina                         Keel                                                             Marshall & Co. Beverley

11 Finished London Barge @ New Holland                                                                 Mr Piper London  

12 Finished London Barge @ New Holland                                                                   Mr Piper London

                                          New Holland Yard 

14 John Henry                  Composite                                                               J. Whittaker. Hull

15 Irene    57'6"x14'8"x7'9"     Keel                                                                    Hagensen & Watt

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Site created May 2009

By Kath Jones & Alan Gardiner.

If anyone has any memories of working for James Barraclough or have a story about working on Phyllis or any of the Barraclough barges we would like to hear from you.
If you have any comments or questions on the content of the site or would like to add something to it regarding any of the sloops we would also like to hear from you.


Interesting Links

Humber Keel & Sloop Preservation Society.

National Historic Ships Reg.

Thames Barges

Goole Waterways Museum.
Dutch Barge Association.
In The Boat Shed.
Humber Packet Boats.
Leicester Trader.
Humber Yawl Club.
Brilliant Star

Rodney Clapson

Richlow Books

Sailing Barge Research

West Country Keels

Waterways of the Humber
By Christine Richardson.

Barges and Docks

Sheffield Ships.

 Sloop "Amy Howson"

 Sloop "Spider T.

 Keel "Comrade".

 Keel "Daybreak".

 Keel "Southcliffe".

 Keel "Hope".

 Keel "Eden".


The Barton Regatta

Leeboards Explained

Telling The Differance

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