Category: <span>History</span>

Recent owners

Gone are the handwritten entries with signature and official stamp on broadsheet-sized manilla folded into the cloth-bound ‘blue book’. Since the 1990s the Certificate of British Registry is simply a laminated piece of A4 card, printed in plain type and renewable every five years.

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The war years: 1936 – 1947

The first entry in the Certificate of British Registry lists Jesse Frank Collier, Master Builder from Worthing, Sussex as the owner in March, 1936. The Certificate also refers to an auxiliary petrol internal combustion engine, 1934, Stuart Turner, 2 cylinder, 6hp. We assume this to be her first auxiliary engine.

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