Powder Hoys on the Mersey

By E.W. Paget-Tomlinson, published November 1976


Strongly built hoys were constructed and used for carrying powder and explosives on the Mersey under sail and then power. This article considers the rigging and work of these specialist craft and provides details of the Bebington, Bromborough, Birkenhead, Eastham and Swallow.

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Filed under: Irish Sea | Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Harbours & Dockyards | Shipbuilding & Design

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