THE BIG BARGES
By Hervey Benham and Roger Finch
This book is principally about the "Boomie" barges which were one part of the evolution of the sailing barges. There is a description of all big barge fleet in the appendix. Contains some constructional details that may be of interest to modellers, plus several drawings, sail plans etc.
Big Barges List:

Active
Ada(3)
*Ada Gane
Adsey
Advance
Agnes
Agnes and Constance
Alcyone
Alert
*Alexandra
Alice
*Alice May
*Alice Watts
Alpha(2)
Amazon
Amy
Ann Goodhugh
Annie
Annie Florence
*Antelope
Arundel Castle
Athole
Azariah
Belmont
Bessie Hillier
Birthday
Blanche
Boaz
Bolham
Bona
Brightlingsea
Brilliant
**Britannia*
Britannic
*Byculla
*Camber
*Carisbrooke Castle
Carlbury
*Carrie Louise
Cecilia
Clymping
Cock of the Walk
*Cock O' the Walk
Corinthian
*Crowpill
Cyllene
Cymric
*Dannebrog
Darnet, The
Dauntless
*Davenport
*Diamond
Diana
*Dolgwandle
Doric
Dovercourt
Earnest
Eastern Belle
Edith
Edith Wood
Eliza H
Eliza Patience
Eliza Smeed
Elizabeth
Elizabeth Little
Ellen Smeed
Emerald
Emerald
Emily
Emily Lloyd

*Emily Smeed
Emma
Empress
*Empress of India
Endeavour
*Enterprise(3)
Era
Eric
Esther Smeed
*Ethel Edith
**Europa*
Eustace
Evelyn
Faith
Fanny Rapson
*Fearless
Fleetwing
**Flower of Essex
Forerunner
Fortuna
Francis
Francis, The
*Friendship
Garfield
*Garibaldi(2)
Garson
Gazelle
Gem of the Ocean
General Cathcart
General Gordon
*Genesta(2)
George Smeed
*Gippeswic
Glenavon
Glen more
Glenrosa
*Gloriana
*Goldfinch
*Gravelines III
Greenhithe
Hannah
Hannah and Sarah
*Harold
*Harwich
Henry Everist
*Hesper
Hudson
Hydrogen
*Ida
Invicta
Isabella
*Ivy P
*Jabez
*James Bowles
James Garfield
John Ward
*John Wesley
Jubilee
*Justice
*Kate
*Kate and Emily
Kate Powell
Kindly Light
Landermere
Laura
**Laura Shelbourne
Leading Light
Leading Star
Lilly
*Lily

Llama
Lord Alcester
Lord Beaconsfield(2)
Lord Beresford
Lord Churchill
Lord Dufferin
Lord Hamilton
Lord Hartington
Lord Iddesleigh
Lord Lansdowne
Lord Napier
Lord Nelson
Lord Rosebery
Lord Salisbury
Lord Shaftesbury
*Lord Tennyson
Lord Wolseley
*Lothair
**Lucy Richmond*
Lymington
Maggie
Magnet
Major
Malvoisin
Margaret
Maria(2)
*Martinet
Mary
Mary Caroline
Mary Lyne
Masonic
Matilda Upton
May Flower
May Hawthorn
May Queen
*Mayland
Mayor of Rochester
*Mazeppa
Mechanic
Medina
Meteor(2)
Moss Rose
Moultonian
Moountsfield
*Mystery(2)
Nancy
Nell Jess
Nellie
Nellie S
Nelly
New Trader
Ninita
Normanhurst
Northern Belle
Olive
*Olympia
Onward
*Ornate
Osprey
*Parkend
**Pearl(2)*
Phoenix
Pioneer(3)
Pride
Primus
*Princess May
**Problem
Quarry
Queen Mab
Quintus
Raima
*Record Reign
Reindeer(2)
Rochester Castle
Rose Bud
Rosie
Royal Oak
Ruby
Russell
SD
SJB
St Albans
Sallie
Sapphire(2)
*Sarah Coelbrooke
*Sarah Smeed
Secundus
Septimus
Seven Sisters
Sextus
Shamrock
Solent
Southern Belle
Speedwell
Spy
Star
*Startled Fawn
**Stour
*Success
*Sunbeam
Sunrise
Surprise(2)
Susie
*Sussex Belle
Sylph
Ten Brothers
Teresa
**Tertius
*Thalatta
The Darnet
The Francis
*Thistle(2)
Thomas Etherden
Thorney Island
Three Brothers
Traly
Trim
Triumph
Tynemouth Castle
*Unity(2)
Vanguard
*Victoria
Wandle
Warwick Castle
Wellholme
*Wessex
*Western Belle
William of Ipswich
William Levitt
William Porter
William Varney
Winifred Mary
Worrynot
Yulan
*Zebrina
Zenobia
Zephyr
Other craft mentioned:
Advance (Dutch ketch)
Agnes Muir ('tea clipper')
Alarm (schooner)
Albion (Portsmouth collier)
Alice (sloop)
Alma (schooner)
*Ariel (schooner)
Audacious (spl)
Beaumont Belle (spl)
Beric (spl)
*Bonden (barquentine)
Bucephalus (spl)
Camellia (Portsmouth collier)
Cedric (spl)
Centaur (spl)
*Charlotte Sophia (Portsmouth ketch)
Clementine (brigantine)
Colina (brig)
Colossus (spl)
Coombdale (spl)
Cymric (spl)
Dahlia (Portsmouth collier)
Daring (Barnstaple ketch)
Dauntless (deep-sea schooner)
Dido (spl)
Doric (spl)
Dunkerque (spl)
Echo (oyster smack)
Eclipse (spl)
Economy (brigantine)
Eleanor (spl) Ena (spl)
English Rose (schooner
Falconet (spl)
Fanny (schooner)
Frederick William (spl)
George Smeed (spl)
Girl of the Period (schooner)
Gladys (spl)
Glendalough (schooner)
*Good Intent (sloop)
Gratitude (I.O.W. ketch)
Halcyon (billyboy)
Halcyon (ketch),
Hetty (spl)
*Ianthe (Dutch ketch)
Integrity (Rye smack)
John Banfield (barque)
John Watts (spl)
Katherina (Dutch ketch)
Ladybird (spl)
Leigh Hall
Leofleda (spl)
*Lord Warden (spl)
*Malvina (spl)
*Mavis (billyboy)
Memory (spl)
Mermaid (spl)
Mistley Park (brigantine)
Motoketch, The
Northdown (spl)
Norvic (spl)
Oak (spl)
Octavius (sloop)
Peace (spl)
*Pioneer (tug)
Quintus (sloop)
Rhodesia (Dutch ketch)
Rio Grande (flat-bottomed deep-sea vessel)
Rudolph (schooner)
Semper Spero
Shamrock (spl)
Swim (ketch)
Tuesday (spl)
Una (spl)
*Unity (spl)
Vecta (schooner)
*Victoria (spl)
Wave (spl)
* denotes photograph ** denotes drawing
(spl) denotes a spritsail barge.
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