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The Gaff Rigged Ketch built in 1935 to Maurice Griffiths' Tahiti design


Rawanah : Back in Scottish Waters
I'm pleased to report that Rawanah has been sighted, under new ownership, in the Clyde, back in the waters she first sailed when she featured in Maurice Griffiths' 1937 book Little Ship & Shoal Waters. Therein is described a voyage by Maurice and his friend Hubert Brown, for whom Maurice designed the boat, from Oban to East Tarbert.
John Cockrane, who owner her between 200 and 2008 really put her through her paces, voyaging her extensively to the Outer and Inner Hebrides, Orkney and the Faroe Islands. In 2008 he circumnavigated Ireland with her.

Rawanah Statistics
Built : 1935 by Harry King & Sons, Pin Mill, England
LOA : 35' 1"
LWL : 31' 3"
Beam : 10' 1"
Draught : 5' 0"
Displacement : 14 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 164354
National Historic Ships : N° 3019
Signal Letters : MVWW4
OGA Boat Number : 141

Rawanah Custodians & Home Ports
Jon Reid (2020-2021...) Rhu, Clyde, Scotland
Ten year Owner (2009-2019) West Country, England
John A Cochrane (2000-2008) Bristol, England
Dr DM Armstrong OBE (1961-2000) Clynder, Clyde, Scotland
Dr HD Brown Kelly & Dr DM Armstrong (1955-1960) Jersey, Channel Islands
PCM Beilby (1952-1954) Jersey, Channel Islands
HR & RL Hollick (1951) Jersey, Channel Islands
DG Sainsbury (1949-1950) Ipswich, Essex, England
John Winter (1948) Ipswich, Essex, England
Hubert Arnold Brown, (1935-1947) Ipswich, Essex, England

Rawanah Links
Rawanah for sale with CYB in 2020 (since SOLD)

Page last updated : July 2021

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