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Sandeman’s Yachting Chronicles

Compiled by Martin Smith.

List of Stow Yachts 1866 to 1936

Yacht Name
Year Built or Registered
Other Details
Builder and Designer

 

Source
Abeona(ex Bo Peep)

1868

Yawl, wood (construction). 17.37 tons. L 46, b 12.5, d 8. Replacement sails made by Pannell & Hibbs 1893.Vessel altered 1879 by Stow. Owner R.F. Freeman – Shoreham home port Stow & Son, ShorehamBuilder & designer Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3
Aideen

1886

Yawl, wood. 24 tons. L 60.7, b 11.4, d 8.9. Sail area 2927.59, altered from Cutter 1899. Owner C.H. Schill – Liverpool home port Stow and Son Builder & Designer Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3
Alba

1876

Schooner, wood. 42.67 tons. L 67.9 b 15.4, d 10.2. Owner E.H. Forwood – home port London Stow & Son builder, Dixon Kemp designer Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3
Aleiope See details for ‘Betty’
Albicore See details for ‘Nerissa’
Alert

1895

Cutter, wood. 5 tons (Thames measurement) L 25, b 7.7, d 3.7. New sails made by Lapthorne (& Ratseys?) 1895. Owner J.L. Stanley – home port Hull Stow and Son Builder & Designer Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3
Algol(ex Jessy, ex Margaret)

1866

Steamer, screw, propelled, wood. 21 tons Thames measurement. L 53, b 9.6, d 5. Lengthened 1872 by Inman & Son. Replacement sail by Beaton 1897. Engine Hodgkinson of Southampton, Compound, inverted engine, 2 cylinder 6” and 7.5” – 7” surface condensing, new engine 1882, new boiler 1895. 1 nominal horse-power. Owner Col. W.A. Pennington – home port Southampton Stow and Son Builder & Designer Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3
Althea See details for ‘Inigorena’
Alver See details for ‘Rona’
Anita(ex Isault, ex Hofda)

1882

Cutter, wood. 13.4 tons, L 47, b 9, d 7.6. Sails by Lapthorn. Owner Einar Bjornson – home port Christiana Stow and Son BuilderT. Stow designer Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3
Aquila

1888

Yawl, wood. 37.33 tons, L 66.8, b 14.6, depth 10.1. Yacht built under a permanent and water-tight roof. Replacement sails by Lapthorn & Ratseys1897. Altered from a cutter using 10 & 16 year old wood materials. Anchors and chain cables proved at survey in Shoreham 1896. Owner Robert & Noel, Dupuy d’Angeac – home port La Rochelle Stow and Son Builder & Designer Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3

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Argo

Argo

1931

Bermuda Yawl, auxiliary, wood and part steel frames. 5.96 tons, L29.5, b 9.1, d 6.2. Sails by Cranfield 1934. Paraffin motor 4 cylinder 2.3/8” – 3.1/2” side ppr by Ailsa Craig of Chiswick. Owner Lord Stanley of Alderley – home port Shoreham Stow & Son Builder, Designer J. Laurent Giles Lloyds Yacht Register 1936
Armide(ex Phyllis)

1883

Yawl, wood. 21.24 tons, L 49.3, b 11.7, d 8.7. Replacement sails by Macmillan 1899. Owner Duncan MacCallum – home port Campbeltown.1936 Register – now an Auxiliary Ketch 20.21 tons. L,b,d unchanged. Paraffin motor 4 cylinder 2.3/4” – 4” by Ailsa Craig of Chiswick. Sails by Ratyey in 1913. Owner W. Whitehead & J.M. McLaren – home port Glasgow Stow and Son Builder & Designer Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3 & 1936
Armoricain See details for ‘Coventina’

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Arvon

Arvon

1884

Cutter, wood. 5.10 tons, L 25.8, b 8.7, d 6.1. Replacement sails by Hoopel 1899.Owner Thomas Goode – home port London.1936 Register – now an Auxiliary Cutter 5.10 tons, L, b, d unchanged. Ford 4 cylinder petrol motor 1933. Owner E.L. Ransome – home port London. Still sailing under the ownership of Detlef Staats, Germany Stow and Son Builder (designer not stated) Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3,  1936 and Detlef Staats
Aspasia

1885

Yawl, wood. 27.76 tons, L 53.5, b 13, d 9.1. Replacement sails by Madder 1899. Owner Thomas Homer – home port Shoreham. Stow and Son Builder & Designer Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3
Aura See details for ‘Rona’
Aurelia

1892

Cutter, wood. 8 tons (Thames Measurement). L 21 (on water line), b 6.4, d 3.4. Replacement sails by Lapthorn & Ratseys 1895. Owner A.H. Rowland – home port Burnham-on-Crouch. Stow and Son Builder & Designer Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3

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Betty

Betty(ex Aleiope)

1910

Auxiliary cutter, wood 12 & 16 years seasoned. Renamed Tally Ho. Auxiliary cutter 11.53 tons, L 46.5, b 12.66, d 8.4. Sails by Cranfield 1929. Yacht built under a permanent and water-tight roof. Paraffin motor 4 cyinder 3.75” – 5” ny Thornycroft 1931. Owner P.D. Tuckett – home port BrixhamOriginal owner Charles Hellyer of Brixham. Under the name ‘Tally Ho,’ won the 1927 Fastnet Race. Still surviving and currently (2012) in dry dock at Brookings Harbour, Oregon, USA, awaiting completion of refurbishment. Thomas Stow & Son Builder, Albert Strange Designer Lloyds Yacht Register 1936 Current owner and Albert Strange Assoc’n
Betty II See details for ‘Grey Goose’
Blue Jacket See details for ‘Dianthus’
Bo Peep See details for ‘Albeona’
Brada

1901

Yawl, constructed of seasoned wood 12 & 16 years old. 23.33 tons, L 61, b 13.9, d 9.17. Sails by Lapthorn & Ratseys 1901. Yacht built under a permanent and water-tight roof. Anchors and chain cables proved at survey in Shoreham.   Owner Sir William Orr Ewing, Bart – home port Shoreham.1936 Register – now an auxiliary yawl renamed Sylphe III. Tonnage 20.55, dimensions as before. Replacement sails by Ratseys 1925. Fitted with a paraffin motor 2 cylinder 4.1/4” – 6.3/8” side propeller by Bergius 1923. Owner Georges Lory – home port Nantes Stow and Son Builder, H.T. Stow Designer Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3 & 1936
Brenda(ex Reseda)

1898

Yawl, constructed of seasoned wood 12 & 16years old. 34.43 tons, L 64.2, b 13.6, d 9.15. Sails by Lapthorn & Ratseys 1898. Yacht built under a permanent and water-tight roof. Anchors and chain cables proved at survey in Shoreham.. Owner H.T. Cook – home port Shoreham. Stow and Son BuilderDesigner H.T. Stow Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3
Brilliant

1893

Yawl, constructed of seasoned wood 12 & 16 years old. 13.77 tons. L 56.8, b 12.3, d 8.7. Repacement sails by Madder 1899. Anchors and chain cables proved at survey in Shoreham. Yacht built under a permanent and water-tight roof. Owner Vincent Craig – home port Shoreham Stow and Son BuilderDesigner H.T. Stow Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3
Butterfly

1876

Yawl, wood. 15.73 tons, L 48, b 9.9, d 8.9. Replacement sails by Beaton 1898. (No other information) Stow and Son BuilderDesigner Dixon Kemp Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3
Cetacea

1893

Cutter, wood. 13.52 tons. L 52.5, b 11.7, d 9. Replacement sails made by Lapthorne & Ratseys 1899. Owner J. Barclay Light – home port Shoreham. Stow and Son Builder & Designer Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3
Clytie

1884

Cutter, wood. 6.10 tons, L 28.3, b 8.6, d 58. Replacement sails by Lapthorn 1892. Owner J.A. Richardson – home port Shoreham. Stow and Son BuilderDesigner T. Stow Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3
Constance

1896

Auxiliary Yawl,wood. 15.96 tons, L 52.7, b 12.2, d 8.7. Sails by Ratsey 1925. No details of motor. Owner Louis A. Hart – home port Shoreham(This vessel not included in the 1902/3 register but the 1938 register shows that it was built as ‘Fair Wind’) Stow and Son BuilderDesigner H.T. Stow Lloyds Yacht Register 1936
Corsaro See details for ‘Yolande’
Coventina(ex Armoricain)

1878

Yawl, built with 9 & 14 years seasoned wood. 15 tons, L 50, b 11, d 9.2. Replacement sails by Lapthorn & Ratseys 1894. Owner Thomas Stow – home port Shoreham Stow and Son BuilderDesigner Dixon Kemp Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3
Cygnet

1900

Type unknown, wood. 2 tons (Thames Measurement), L 16, b6.5 (no depth measurement). Owner Milton Clayton – home port London Stow and Son Builder (designer unknown)

Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3

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Cygnette under construction and launching before being renamed Joya

Cygnette(later Joya)

1930 and 1937

Auxiliary Cutter, wood. 9.14 tons, L 35.4, b 10.6, d 7.5. Sail makers not shown. Paraffin motor (no details). Owner Exors of the late H.T. Stow – home port ShorehamIn fact Cygnette was never fully completed and was subsequently deleted by Lloyds from their registers as never having existed. The Lady Bee firm resuscitated and remodelled the unfinished project and relaunched her as the ‘Joya’ a brand new vessel (without an ex-name).1938 Register under the name ‘Joya’ – Auxiliary Bermudian Cutter, wood. 6.70 tons, L 35.1, b 10.6, d 7.5. Sails by Rowe 1937. Paraffin motor 2 cylinder 3.5” – 4.5”by Thornycroft. Owner Edward Hamilton – home port Shoreham Stow and Son (initial builder), Lady Bee builder for alteration and completionDesigner H.T. Stow and A. Stone Lloyds Yacht Register 1936 & 1938,Stanley Page (ex Stow and Lady Bee employee)
Desire

1912

Auxiliary Cutter, wood. 2.72 tons, L 25.7, b8.25, d 5.6. 2 cylinder paraffin motor 3.5” – 4.75” side ppr by Bergius, Gls. Owner A.J. Lawrence – home port Shoreham(Deleted from Lloyds Registers by 1938 – no reason given.) Stow and Son BuilderDesigner P. Shepherd Lloyds Yacht Register 1936
Dianthus(ex Blue Jacket)

1881

Yawl, wood. 26.22 tons, L53, b 12.9, d 8.7. Replacement sails by Lapthorn & Ratseys 1900. Yacht built under a permanent and water-tight roof. Owner Clement I. Salaman – home port Shoreham Stow and Son Builder & Designer Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3
Dorade See details for ‘Semiramis’
Doris

1884

Yawl, wood. 25.24 tons, L 56.7, b 11.2, d 9.7. Replacement sails by Lapthorn & Ratseys 1899. Owners G.H. Rankin & Alfred T. Miller – home port Shoreham. Stow and Son BuilderDesigner T. Stow Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3

Dragon See details for ‘Volatile’
Dune

1888

Yawl, wood. 6 tons (Thames Measurement) L 26.3, b 7.8, d 3.9. Replacement sails by Lapthorn & Ratseys 1895. Owner unknown – home port Konigsberg. Stow and Son BuilderDesigner Dixon Kemp

Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3

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Eudroma under construction and during sea trials

Eudroma

1937

Auxiliary Ketch, wood. 58 tons (Thames Measurement) L58.5, b 16, d 10. Sails by Ratsey 1937. Oil engine 4 cylinder 4.1/8” – 5.1/2” by Ailsa Craig. Owner Eric L. Wildy – home port ShorehamStill sailing and last known (2010) when part of a yacht chartering fleet in the Caribbean. The vessel is described as “… a Marconi-rigged Ketch with a 100 hp marine diesel…. A ‘double-ender’ of the type particularly favoured by the designer Fred Shepherd…… sleeps six.” Started by Stow & Son but largely built and completed by Lady Bee at Shoreham,Fred Shepherd Designer Lloyds Yacht Register 1937, Stanley Page, (ex Stow employee) & V.E.B. Nicholson Yacht Charter
Excelsior

1873

Cutter, wood. 11.99 tons, L 31, b 9, d 6. Sails by English. Owner A.E. Marvin, jun. – home port Shoreham. Stow and Son Builder & Designer Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3
Fair Wind

1896

Renamed by 1938 – see details for ‘Constance’
Firefly

1892

Cutter, wood. 8.71tons, L 40, b 10.1, d 6. Replacement sails by Lapthorn & Ratseys 1899. Sail area 1581.95. Given a linear rating of 38.65 by the Yacht Racing Association (Y.R.A.Lin.R.38.65). Owner M. Harding-Finlayson – home port Shoreham Stow and Son Builder & Designer Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3
Fulmar See details for ‘Yolande’
Gadfly

1878

Yawl, wood. 17.64 tons, L 46.5 ins, b 10.2, d 8.5. Sails by Lapthorn (no year given). Owner James W. Atkins – home port Shoreham Stow and Son Builder & Designer Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3
Galecka

1885

Auxiliary Ketch, wood of 12 & 16 years. 22.55 tons, L 53.5, b 13, d 9.1. Morris 1931 petrol motor 4 cylinder 2.95” – 4” Owner A.H. Clark – home port Southampton Stow and Son Builder & Designer Lloyds Yacht Register 1936
Gold Reef See details for ‘Othona’
Grey Goose(ex Isabel, ex Betty II)

1914

Auxiliary Ketch, wood of 12 & 16 years seasoned. Yacht built under a permanent and water-tight roof. 16.59 tons, L 53.1, b 13.55, d 8.5. Sails by Ratsey 1935. Paraffin motor 4 cylinder 4.5” – 6” by Thornycroft of Basingstoke. 4 S.C.S.A rating. Owner H.H. MacLean of Ardgour – home port Brixham Stow and Son Builder, Designer Albert Strange Lloyds Yacht Register 1936

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Harbinger

Harbinger 1913 Auxiliary Ketch altered from a yawl in 1935, wood of 12 & 16 years seasoned. 46.22 tons, L 78.8, b 16.9, d 10.5. Electric lighting. Yacht built under a permanent and water-tight roof. Paraffin motor 4 cylinder 4.1/4” – 6.3/8” by Bergius, Gls 1933. Ratings S.S.Cws26 and A.S.Cws 5,30. Owner Col. Sir Thos. Myles C.B. – home port Glasgow. Sadly Harbinger survived for almost a century still sailing but has been lost at sea in recent years (details to follow) Stow and Son BuilderDesigner T. Stow Lloyds Yacht Register 1936

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Haze Design Drawings

Haze

1886

Sloop, wood. 3.09 tons, L 20, b 7.7, depth 4 (L,b & d all Thames Measurements). Altered from a lugger type. Replacement sails by Pannell & Hobbs 1892. Owner Rev. S.R. James – home port Shoreham. Stow and Son Builder, Designer L. Hope Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3
Hildegarde See details for ‘Semiramis’
Hofda See details for ‘Anita’
Ianthina

1894

Cutter, wood. 4.53 tons, L 28.6, b 7.3, d 4.71. Replacement sails by Lapthorn & Ratseys 1894. Rating 2.77 (presumably by the Yacht Racing Association). Owner William C. Bowyer – home port Shoreham (Originally built for George McAndrew, the shipping line magnate who was so impressed with it he later bought the ‘Voluta’ Stow and Son BuilderDesigner H.T. Stow Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3
Imatra

1899

Auxiliary Yawl, wood 12 & 16 years seasoned. 24.21 tons, L 61.8, b 13.2, d 8.8. Sails by Ratsey 1930. Electric lighting. Yacht built under a permanent and water-tight roof. Paraffin motor 2 cylinder 5.5” – 7’ by Bergius, Gls 1921. Owner Mrs. M.C. MacKenzie – home port Portsmouth Stow and Son Builder, Designer H.T. Stow. Lloyds Yacht Register 1936
Inigorena(ex Althea)

1897

Auxiliary Yawl, wood 12 & 16 years seasoned. 20.57 tons, L 53.7, b 12.4, d 8.7. Sails by Cranfield 1925. Yacht built under a permanent and water-tight roof. Petrol motor 3 cylinder by Bergius, Gls. Owner Ignacio de Yharra y Menchacatorre – home port Seville Stow and Son Builder, Designer H.T. Stow. Lloyds Yacht Register 1936
Ipar See details for ‘Semiramis’
Isabell See details for ‘Grey Goose’
Isault See details for ‘Anita’
Jessy See details for ‘Algol’
Jorrocks

1916

Auxiliary Yawl, wood. 5 tons, L 23, b 4, d2.5 (all Thames Measurements). Sails by Sadler 1928. Petrol motor (no figures shown) by Fair of Hampton Wick. Owner Col. Sir Carne Rasch, Bart – home port Maldon Stow & Son Builder (no designer shown) Lloyds Yacht Register 1936
Joya

1937

See details for ‘Cygnette’
Lacerta

1886

Yawl, wood. 24 tons, L 60.7, b 11.4, d 8.9. Replacement sails by Lapthorn & Ratseys 1901 (Remaining information missing). Stow and Son Builder & Designer Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3
Ladybird See details for ‘White Kitten’
Latois(ex Latona)

1874

Yawl, wood. 20.67 tons, L 42.2, b 11.3, d 7.2. Sails by English (no year given). Owner Sir Hubert Parry, Mus.Doc. – home port Shoreham. Stow and Son Builder & Designer Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3
Latona See details for ‘Latois’
Lavengro

1902

Ketch, wood. 134 tons, L 89, b 19, d 11 (all Thames Measurements). Sails by Ratsey & Longthorn 1902, sail area 6,136. Owner Gervase Beckett – home port Shoreham.1936 Register – Auxiliary Ketch, wood. 66.99 tons, L 89, b19, d 10.6. Sails (replacements) by Ratsey 1923. Paraffin motor 4 cylinder 7.5” – 10” by Bergius, Gls 1925. Owner Jean Riche – home port Havre (1936 register also shows vessel to have been renamed ‘Lielahti’). Stow and Son Builder, Designer H.T. Stow. Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3 & 1936
Lielahti See details for ‘Lavengro’
Lili

1890

Cutter, wood. 6 tons, L 26.8, b 7.7, d 5.6. sails by Lapthorn & Ratseys 1890. Owner Lt.-Col. R.F.T. Gascoigne, D.S.O. – home port Glasgow. Stow and Son Builder,Designer Dixon Kemp Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3
Lobster

1894

Lugger, wood. 4 tons, L 19, b 7.75 (no depth measurements given) Replacement sails by Beaton 1897. Owner Howard Farmer – home port London. Stow and Son Builder & Designer Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3
Mabel

1893

Yawl, wood. 11.95 tons, L 38, b 10, d 7.2. Replacement sails by Lapthorn & Ratsey. Linear rating 40.88. Owner F. Baird Smith – homeport Shoreham.1936 Register – identical details except (replacement ?) sails by Ratsey (no year given). Owner Herbert Dudgeon – home port Shoreham Stow and Son Builder, H.T. Stow Designer Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3 & 1936
Mara See details for ‘Red Dragon’
Margaret See details for ‘Algol’
Maria Antoinette II See details for ‘Yolande’
Marimba See details for ‘Yolande’
Marjorie

1881

Yawl, wood. 4 tons, L 21, b 7.2, d 3.6. Sails by Lane & Neave, English no year given. Rating 2.5. Owner E.H. Grant Morris – home port London. Stow and Son Builder & Designer Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3
Medusa

1878

Cutter (altered from a yawl), wood. 17.59 tons, L 46.2, b 10.3, d 8.5. Replacement sails by Ratseys & Lapthorn 1894. Owner Hugh R. Rathbone – home port Shoreham Stow and Son Builder & Designer Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3
Memory

1909

Auxiliary Bermudian Ketch altered from a yawl 1913, wood 12 & 16 year seasoned. 25.18 tons, L 61.35, b 15.1, d 9.8. Sails by Ratsey 1935. Yacht built under a permanent and water-tight roof. Paraffin motor by Thornycroft of Reading 4 cylinder 4.5” – 6” delivering a nominal 9 hp. C.S.A rating 48. Owner Herbert T Hines – home port London Stow and Son Builder, G.L. Watson & Co Designer Lloyds Yacht Register 1936
Mohawk II See details for Sylvia

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Morwenna

Morwenna

1914

Auxiliary Schooner, wood 12 & 16 years seasoned. 10.44 tons, L 48.2, b 12.1, d 7.5. Sails by Ratsey 1926. Electric Lighting. Yacht built under a permanent and water-tight roof. Paraffin motor 4 cylinder 4.25” – 5” by Gleniffer of Gloucester. Owner Lt – Col. R.E. Sanders, D.S.O., O.B.E., – home port Shoreham. Morwenna took part in the 1927 Fastnet Race.Still sailing under French ownership (Stephane Monnier) at Concarneau, Brittany. Stow and Son Builder, Linton Hope Designer Lloyds Yacht Register 1936 & Stephane Monnier
Nara

1896

Yawl, constructed of 12 & 16 years seasoned wood. 22.85 tons, L 59.4, b 13.25, d 9. Yacht built under a permanent and water-tight roof. Anchors and chain cables proved at survey in Shoreham. Sails by Ratseys & Lapthorn 1896. Owner Lancaster Owen – home port Shoreham. Stow and Son Builder, Designer H.T. Stow Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3
Narwhal

1888

Auxiliary Cutter, wood. 4 tons, L 29.5, b 3.5, d 3.3 (all Thames Measurements). Sails by Barr 1924. Petrol motor with reducing gear by Brunton 1935. Owner W.H. Diskett – home port Blyth Stow and Son Builder,Designer Dixon Kemp Lloyds Yacht Register 1936
Naughty Girl

1901

Sloop, wood. 4 tons, L 21, b 7.5, d 3.8 (Thames Measurements). Sails by Madder 1901, sail area 450. Owner Dr. H.P.D. Benson – home port Guernsey. Stow and Son Builder, Designer H.T. Stow Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3
Navaho See details for ‘Otter’
Nerissa(ex Albicore)

1875

Cutter, wood. 12 tons, L 36.5, b 9, d 7.6. Replacement sails by Perry 1897. Owner P.W.G. Ogilvie – home port Cork. Stow and Son Builder & Designer Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3
Nicoletta See details for ‘Yolande’
Oivana

1874

Yawl (altered from a cutter in 1878), wood. 21.87 tons, L 52.2, b 11, d 9.8. Sails by Lapthorn (no year stated). Owner E. Howard Collins – home port Ipswich. Stow and Son BuilderDesigner Dixon Kemp Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3
Olive

1879

Cutter, wood. 32.85 tons, L 51.5, b 12.9, d 9. Replacement sails by Lapthorn & Ratseys 1897. Owner’s name and home port missing. Stow and Son Builder & Designer Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3
Othona(ex Gold Reef)

1892

Yawl, wood. 31.62 tons, L 63.2, b 13.1, d 10.1. Replacement sails by Pannell & Hibbs 1898. Owner Herbert W. Mason – home port Cowes. Stow and Son Builder & Designer Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3
Otter(ex Navaho)

1912

Auxiliary Bermudian Yawl, wood. 6.76 tons, L 41, b 10.75, d 8. Sails by Ratsey 1934. Paraffin motor 3 cylinder 4.5” – 4.5’ by Norris, Henty and Gardners of London 1926. Owner John Hunter – home port Southampton Stow and Son Builder, F. Shepherd Designer Lloyds Yacht Register 1936
Phyllis See details for ‘Armide’
Pigtail(ex Wren)

1919

Auxiliary Bermudian Cutter, wood. 5.56 tons, L29.3, b 8.8, d 5.85. Sails by Sea Services Ltd 1935. Morris 1934 petrol motor 4 cylinder 57mm – 83mm. Owner Douglas B. Winter – home port ShorehamStill sailing under French ownership in the Concarneau, Brittany area. Stow and Son Builder, Designer H.T. Stow Lloyds Yacht Register 1936 & Stephane Monnier
Pioneer See details for ‘Sweetheart’
Red Dragon(ex Mara)

1892

Sloop, wood. 3.92 tons, L 27.1, b 7.5, d 4.2. Replacement sails by Thomas 1898. Owner John Maude – home port Shoreham.1936 Register – now shown as a Auxiliary Bermudian Cutter, tonnage 2.54, dimensions as before. Sails by Cranfield 1925. Petrol motor 2 cylinder 3.5” – 4.75” by Bergius of Gloucester 1924. Owner L.M. Hulburd – home port Shoreham Stow and Son Builder, Designer H.T. Stow Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3 & 1936
Red Spinner

1895

Cutter, wood. 2 tons, L 19, b 6, d no measurement (Thames Measurements). Sails by Madder 1896, sail area 345. Linear rating 22. Owner John Roberts – home port Shoreham. Stow and Son Builder, Designer J. Stow Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3
Reseda See details for ‘Brenda’
Ripple

1921

Auxiliary Cutter, wood. 4.48 tons, L 23.8, b8, d 4.6. Sails by English 1921. Paraffn motor 2 cylinder 3” – 4.5” by Bergius of Gloucester 1932. Owner Derek Grimsdick – home port Shoreham Stow and Son Builder, Designer H.T. Stow Lloyds Yacht Register 1936
Romp

1875

Cutter, wood. 4.11 tons, L 28.1, b 6.75, d 4.9. Replacement sails by Little 1890. Rating 5. Owner R.H.N. Alleyne – home port Plymouth. Stow and Son Builder & Designer Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3
Rona(ex Aura, ex Alver 1895 Yawl, wood. 16.18 tons, L 61.8, b 13, d 9.4. Replacement sails by Lapthorne & Ratseys 1899. Yacht built under a permanent and water-tight roof. Anchors and chain cables proved at survey in Shoreham. Owner Charles C. Craig – home port Shoreham.Still sailing and currently (2010) owned by Larson Boats at Hong Kong Stow and Son Builder, Designer H.T. Stow Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3, Peters & May (Marine News)
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Rosalind and the master cabin illustrating the quality of Stow yacht interiors
Rosalind(sister ship Sylvia)

1904

Auxiliary Yawl, wood 12 & 16 years seasoned. 33.42 tons, L 71.2, b 15.15, d 9.35. Sails by Ratsey 1920. Electric lighting. Yacht built under a permanent and water-tight roof. Anchors and chain cables proved at survey in Southampton. Paraffin motor 3 cylinder 6” – 8 “ side propeller by Parsons of Southampton 1932. Owner J.B. Dalrymple – home port HullOriginally built for Charles Hellyer and rigged as a Gaff, three foresails and a spinnaker. After a number of owners the Rosalind was purchased by a wealthy Spanish family during the 1950’s. In 1996/7 the vessel was almost completely rebuilt to precise standards and materials as near to the original as possible – she is now virtually as she was in 1904 and was (2010) put up for sale at £1.5 million. Stow and Son Builder, Designer H.T. Stow Lloyds Yacht Register 1936
Rozel

1884

Yawl (altered from a cutter in 1885), constructed from 10 & 12 year seasoned wood. 33.37 tons, L 62.2, b 12.5, d 10.4. Sails replaced by Lapthorn & Ratseys 1898. Rating 48.73. Owner Lancelot Rolleston – home port Shoreham Stow and Son Builder, Designer J. Ash Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3
Rubi (ex Thistle)

1881

Yawl, wood. 26.17 tons, L54, b 12, d 9.9. Replacement sails by Ratseys & Lapthorn 1901. Yacht built under a permanent and water-tight roof. Anchors and chain cables proved at survey in Shoreham. Rating 20. Owner S.G. Murray – home port Shoreham. Stow and Son Builder,Designer Dixon Kemp Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3
Samoena II See details for ‘Yolande’
Semiramis (ex Hildegarde, ex Dorade)

1900

Schooner, auxiliary surface condensing (engine), wood. 22.81 tons, L 63.55, b 13.3, d 9.13. Sails by Madder 1900. Simpson, Strickland & Co of Dartmouth engine four cylinders 3.75”, 5”, 6.75” & 9” – 5” with 1 water tube boiler producing 2 nominal horse power. Owner T.H. Sanderson – home port Shoreham.(1937 register shows renamed as ‘Ipar’ under Turkish ownership). Stow and Son Builder, Designer H.T. Stow Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3
Sula

1879

Yawl, wood. 54.19 tons, L 74.5, b 16, d 10.7. Replacement sails by Ratseys & Lapthorn 1897. Owner Lord Churston – home port Shoreham. (Originally built (1879) for Baron T. Erskine.1936 Register – now an auxiliary Ketch. Dimensions unchanged but tonnage 80 (Thames Measurement) Sails by Beaton 1926. Argus 1919 petrol motor 6 cylinder 5.5” – 6.25” Owner Hubert Scott-Paine (Shoreham born designer of flying boats, speed boats and founder of the company Supermarine Ltd that won the Schneider Trophy for England in 1922) – home port SouthamptonNB – the launch once belonging to ‘Sula’ still survives – thought to be in Scotland Stow and Son Builder & Designer Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3, 1936 and Alan Stewart
Sweetheart (ex Pioneer)

1879

Yawl, wood, auxiliary surface condensing (engine). 9.98 tons, L 46.4, b 10.5, d 6.9. Sails by Lapthorn 1879. Surface condensing engine by Plenty & Sons, Newbury, 2 cylinder 7’ & 12” – 10”, producing 4 nominal horse power. Owner N.M. McWharrie – home port Greenock. Stow and Son Builder & Designer Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3
Sylphe III (ex Thendara, ex Brada)

1901

See details for ‘Brada’
Sylvia

1896

Yawl, wood. 16.75 tons, L 52.7, b 12.2, d 8.7. Sails by Lapthorn & Ratseys 1898.(Remaining information missing – subsequent 1938 register information states this vessel to have been renamed – see details for ‘Constance.’ i.e., one and the same vessel) Stow and Son Builder, Designer H.T. Stow Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3

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 Sylvia  – now Mohawk II
Sylvia(sister ship to Rosalind)

1904

Auxiliary Ketch altered from a yawl (no year given), wood 12 & 16 years seasoned. 34.20 tons, L 69, b 14.65, d 8.7. Sails by Ratsey 1931. Electric lighting. Wireless. Yacht built under a permanent and water-tight roof. Petrol motor 4 cylinder 3.75” – 5” side propeller by Thornycroft 1930. Owner Wm. C. Perkins – home port Shoreham.Purchased in 1952 by Sjokorpset Oslo (Seascouts) and renamed Mohawk II. Used for training youngsters in sailing skills. Sunk off Vlissingen, Holland after collision with a fishing boat in 2006 but raised and now being repaired Stow and Son Builder, Designer H.T. Stow Lloyds Yacht Register 1936,Sjorkorpset Oslo 2012

Tally Ho(ex Alciope ex.Betty) See details for ‘Betty’
Tern II(ex White Kitten, ex Ladybird) See details for ‘White Kitten’
Thendara See details for ‘Brada’
Thistle See details for ‘Rubi’

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Valerie

Valerie

1895

Yawl, wood. 6.94 tons, L 39.6, b 10.2, d 6.4. Sail maker information missing. Owner Charles H. Brampton – home port Dublin.1936 Register – Auxiliary yawl. 7.12 tons, dimensions unchanged. Sails by Perry 1925. Petrol motor 2 cylinder 3.5” – 4.75” side propeller by Bergius of Gloucester 1924. Owner A. Cochran, C.B.E., – home port DartmouthLater owned by Wm. Brodie and registered at Dublin. Reputed to have been involved in gun running for the I.R.A. Purchased by Scott Metcalfe at Bangor, part renovated and now for sale (2012). Stow and Son Builder, Designer H.T. Stow Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3 & 1936, Scott Metcalfe
Valerie See details for ‘Violet’
Vanda(ex Vanderdecken)

1909

Auxiliary Ketch altered from a yawl 1934, wood 10 & 16 years seasoned. 39.07 tons, L 71.7, b 16.6, d 9.9. Sails by Ratsey 1929. Anchors and chain cables proved at survey. Oil engine 2 cylinder 145mm – 200mm by Hanscatische Motors 1934. Owner W. Bryce Gibson – home port Liverpool Stow and Son Builder, Designer H.T. Stow Lloyds Yacht Register 1936
Vanderdecken See details for ‘Vanda’
Varani

1889

Cutter, wood. 13.43 tons, L 45.3, b 10.5, d 8.15. Replacement sails by Lapthorn & Ratseys in 1893 & 1897. Owner J. Knight-Revel – home port Shoreham.1936 Register – Auxiliary Yawl altered from a Cutter 1914, 8.14 tons, dimensions as before. Sails by Lapthorn & Ratseys & Thomas. Electric Lighting. Petrol motor 6 cylinder 3.5” – 5” by Astles-Studebaker 1929. Owner Lieut. Sydney H. Weale, R.N.V.R. – home port Southampton Stow and Son Builder & Designer Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3 & 1936
Vesper

1885

Yawl, wood. 15.02 tons, L 40.5, b 12.2, d 7. Replacement sails by Ellis 1897. Owner Walter Grigg Fox – home port Shoreham’ Stow and Son Builder & Designer Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3
Violet(ex Valerie)

1890

Sloop (altered from a Cutter in 1891), wood. 2 tons, L 18, b 6.1, d 3.5 (Thames Measurements). First sails by Madder. Replacement sails by Horn 1894, sail area 306. Rating 1. Owner Col. Sir Dudley Duckworth-King, Bart. – home port Exmouth. Stow and Son Builder, Designer H.T. Stow Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3
Volatile(ex Dragon)

1891

Cutter, wood. 14.3 tons, L 48, b 10.75, d 7.85. Replacement sails by Lapthorn & Ratseys 1896. Owner John Roberts – home port information missing. Stow and Son Builder & Designer Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3

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Voluta

1900

Yawl, wood. 10.5 tons, L 39.3, b 11.4, d 6.2. Sails by Ratseys & Lapthorn 1900. Owner George MacAndrew* – home port Shoreham.1936 Register – Type, tonnage and dimensions as before. Latest sails by Ratsey (no year given). Owner Thos. C. Jackson, L.L.D. – home port Hull*George MacAndrew, owner of the large shipping line, purchased Voluta after he had been well satisfied by a previous boat they had built for him, the ‘Ianthina’. His notebook details the reasons he chose Stows over Paynes of Southampton and Lukes of Hamble, namely lower cost for the same quality. MacAndrew cruised the Solent and West Country in the next two seasons, sailing with his family from a base at Seaview on the Isle of Wight, and wintering her at the Hamble. In 1904 she was sold to Dr Jackson, the Commodore of the Royal Yorkshire Yacht Club where she remained for the next 40 years or so. Current owner/restorer Simon Allan. Stow and Son Builder, Designer H.T. Stow Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3 & 1936, Simon Allan(owner)
White Kitten

1899

Yawl, wood. 4.61 tons, L 31.6, b 9, d 6.15. Sails by Madder 1899, sail area 885. Owner W.I. Beaumont – home port Shoreham.1936 Register – Now renamed ‘Tern II.’ Auxiliary yawl, tonnage 4.26, L b & d unchanged. Sails by Beaton 1936. Petrol motor 2 cylinder 2.75” – 4” by Ailsa Craig of Chiswick 1924. Owner Clive B. Wright – home port Southampton Stow and Son Builder, Designer H.T. Stow Lloyds Yacht Register 1902/3 & 1936
Wren See details for ‘Pigtail’
Yolande(ex Maria Antoinette II, ex Zingara, ex Nicoletta, ex Corsaro, ex Samoena II, ex Fulmar, ex Marimba)

1888

Auxiliary Cutter altered from a cutter and from a yawl, wood 10 & 16 years seasoned. 30.21 tons, L 66.8, b14.6, d10.1. Sails by Ratsey. Yacht built under a permanent and water-tight roof. Petrol motor 4cylinder 145mm – 165mm by Brescia 1914. Owner Capt. Calafati – home port Genoa Stow and Son Builder & Designer Lloyds Yacht Register 1936
Zingara See details for ‘Yolande’