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Sir Winston Churchill

The bowsprit of the Training Vessel at Penzance wet dock. A rather wet day. Silver Harvester was also there, but, I had other things on my mind in those days ... wife, family and work. I wish I had taken more pictures, but that is the way life is. The Sir Winston Churchill She visited Penzance in (I think) 1990, and it was a very wet day. 3-masted schooner, designed by Camper and Nicholson and built by Richard Dunston Ltd in Haven Shipyard, Hessle, Yorkshire in 1966. There was no English vessel that could be put forward to compete in a Tall Ships Race, and so Bernard Morgan in 1954 proposed that one should be built. Under the patronage of the Duke of Edinburgh and with public financial support, The Sir Winston Churchill was built, and launched in 1966, managed by the Sail Training Association for sail training. She was taken out of service in 2000 to make way for 2 new sail training ships and was then purchased by a Greek Owner who offers cruises of the Greek isles and the Mediterranean – at £7,000 per day. Built: 1966 Refitted : 2002 Present Port: Marina Zeas, Piraeus, Greece Length Overall 134ft 9ins Waterline Length 103ft 1ins Beam 24ft 9ins Draught: 16ft 4 ins Sail area: 968.5 sq.yds Engines: 2 x IVECO; 360 bhp Cruising speed: 11 Knots Generators: 2 x 60 kW Fuel consumption: 100 litre/hr Fuel capacity: 10,000 litres Water capacity: 36,000 litres Displacement 333 tonnes Note also the Silver Harvester, a record breaking Newlyn fishing vessel, to be featured elsewhere on the site. Raymond Forward

Sir Winston Churchill
treeve, Jun 4, 2008