Ar Bageergan - 2

Ar Bageergan - 2

Penzance wet dock, Ar Bageergan, a Breton name.
Ar Bageergan PZ 287

RSS Nr A21705 [given 8th March 1989].
Overall Length 57.15 feet
Waterline Length 53.6 feet
Breadth 19.94 feet
Draught 7.55 feet
37.76 grt
300 hp; 370 ihp.
Built at Hénaff , Le Guilvenic, France 1971; wooden hull Breton tunny/crabbing boat.
Guilvenic Registration GV 302872
1983 Purchased and brought to Newlyn.
Registered 23rd July 1984.
Owner in 1984 at Registration Arthur Rowland Hill and Christopher Hill of St Just.
Worked as a drift netter, for cod/hake, also for tuna.
Very smart - white hull with single red stripe (stem was white).
2001 de-registered for fishing.
2003 Sold and brought to Penzance; stripped and converted to floating accommodation and shop.
Purists have complained, but it is better to preserve these ships as best as is possible.

Raymond Forward
They do say ... I am not sure as to how that compares with Cornish? I was told her French name was Barcarolle, but I have no proof, nor do I have proof for the translation; if anyone can confirm, then I will put it in the text. Any Bretons out there?

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