Swansea Bay Pilot Boats

By J.F. Coates, published August 1944

Abstract

These pilot boats had a distinctive rig; they were two-masted schooners with a rake to the mainmast. The sails were laced to the masts. In design, they derived from the shallop, and were well suited to the vagaries of the Mumble Roads. The jib came into use between 1840 and 1860. Details of the structure and rigging are given. Examples of the craft in local art works are noted and details of the specifications and careers of thirteen famous boats are given.

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Filed under: English Channel | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Leisure & Small Craft | Shipbuilding & Design

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