The Launch, Uphams Ship Yard

placeholder gifMayflower 11. Launched at Brixham.

This must have been in about 1957. We watched the work as the boat took shape thanks to a shipwright neighbour.

I remember that when launched, the ship immediately listed over to about 45 degrees. Then the ballast was rearranged and the ship became more upright.

Everyone in the town was interested in the build. It was a big event locally.

Written by Gordon Partridge

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Title Value
Written by Gordon Partridge
Contributor   Gordon Partridge  
Identifier ref 849
Date   1957  
Format   postcard; 104 mm x 148mm  
Coverage   Devon. Brixham  
Source   Torbay Library Services  
Subject   Maritime. Celebration. Exploration. Colonisation  
Type   Image  
Publisher   Torbay Library Services  
Rights   Torbay Library Services  
Keywords boats heritage celebration commemoration america