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German Imperial Navy Royal Admirals Barge

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Boat REF# 10736
removed from sale
Length 15.25m (50'0")
Year 1905
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Sleeping berths 8
Engine 1 x diesel 80hp, Ford (1965)
Lying Hayling Island


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Extra Details

Designer British Admiralty
Builder German Imperial Navy
Lying Hayling Island
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Fuel capacity 50.0 ltr (11.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 75.0 ltr (16.5 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 80hp
Engine make and model Ford (1965)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade Fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 5.0 ltr (1.1 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 10 knots

Original steam engine gave 32 Knots.
AQUADRIVE fitted to shaft.


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Length 15.25m (50'0")
LWL 14.48m (47'6")
Beam 2.89m (9'6")
Draft Min 1.07m (3'6")
Draft Max 1.07m (3'6")
Displacement 27,500kg (60,637.5lbs)
Headroom 1.95m (6'5")
Storage In water


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German Imperial Navy Wood spars (unknown year) with standing rigging (unknown year)

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


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Construction Wood
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

Topsides are Varnished. Below the waterline has been sheathed with Epoxy Resin.


Total # of berths 8
No. of double berths 3
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 1
Heads 2 heads
Stove tick
Sink tick
Carpet tick
Drapes tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick

The boat is wired for mains electricity when plugged into ashore.

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
VHF tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick

Deck Gear

Cockpit cover tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

Manual Admiralty bronze capstan windlass
1 anchors
30.00m (98'5") of chain
30.00m (98'5") of rode

Safety Equipment

UKSA - 10% Discount on sail training!

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 electric)

Electric pumps are automatic and all run through their own skin fittings.

Broker's Comments

This boat has been viewed and photographed by Ross of Boatshed Hayling Island. Register or log in to see 37 more photos of this boat.
A chance to own one of the increasingly rare "Dunkirk Little Ships".
This boat has a staggering history which has been research by the present owner who has spent long years restoring and maintaining her.
I'm told that German boats are referred to in the masculine gender so this one is a 'He' and not a 'She' as is the normal custom in UK. When I visited this boat it was clear that he will stand out and attract a lot of attention wherever he goes. Designed by the Royal Navy a copy of the plans got to Germany where it was Built by the German Imperial Navy for the Kaiser. Originally capable of 32 Knots to keep up with the battle cruisers of the day and serve as an Admirals Barge. It survived the Battle of Jutland where it was on the German Battle Cruiser Lutzow.It was rescued by the Royal Navy in June 1919 when on the Hindenburg during the scuttling of the German fleet at Scapa-Flow. They attached a rope around the foredeck windlass and beached it. Years later it was dispatched to Dunkirk where it saved some 810 British troops ironically from German fire. It has strong links with the Royal Engineers as a result of bringing 38 of them all the way back. There is much more detailed history which has been researched by the owner and others.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This German Imperial Navy Royal Admirals Barge has been personally photographed and viewed by Ross of Boatshed Hayling Island. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.