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Jeannie T

Vessel Number: HV000143
Date: 1952
Previous Owner: Kemp Bros ,
Vessel Dimensions: 10.97 m x 9.75 m x 3.66 m x 1.68 m, 14.76 tonnes (36 ft x 32 ft x 12 ft x 5.5 ft, 15 tons)
Classification:Vessels and fittings
JEANNIE T is one of the few surviving examples of a commercial fishing boat hull from the 1950s. It was designed and built by R.T. Searles and Sons, an important boatyard in South Australia.
DescriptionJEANNIE T was launched in 1952 under its original name THISTLE for the Kemp Bros. The craft was used for cray fishing and prawn trawling for a number of years and the initial arrangement included a sailing rig. Searles added a 1.2m long counter at an unknown date.

It is now used as a pleasure craft, and is in good condition thanks to its original sturdy construction. It no longer has the sailing rig and has had modifications to the superstructure, however the hull structure is a good representation of its original configuration. JEANNIE T remains one of the few surviving examples of the scores of these craft that were built in the 1950s.
Vessel Details
Cabin or superstructure material and construction:timber plywood
Current status:floating
Current status:operational
Deck layout:full decked
Deck material and construction:timber planked
Hull material and construction:carvelcarvel-planked
Hull material and construction:timber
Hull shape:displacement
Hull shape:monohull
Hull shape:overhanging transom
Hull shape:plumb stemvertical stem
Keel/centreboard/rudder type:full keel
Keel/centreboard/rudder type:keel hung rudder
Motor propulsion:diesel
Motor propulsion:inboard
Motor propulsion:motor vesselMV
Related materials:photos
Related materials:references
Hand propulsion/steering mechanism:wheel
ships:ship:Byzantine ships:ships:wheelhouse
Additional Titles

Previous title: Thistle

Primary title: Jeannie T

Alternate Numbers

Vessel Registration Number: KS896N

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