A large elm tiller from the Brixam fishing trawler ‘Provident’

£ 3,850.00

Date:

1924

Origin:

England

Dimensions:

Height 103.00 inch.

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A large elm tiller with a bronze helm and turned finial from the Brixham fishing trawler ‘Provident’, 1924

Provident details:

Builder: J Sanders, Galmpton, Devon
Launched: 1924
Fishing Reg. No.: BM28
Length: 90’5′
Beam: 18′
Draft: 9’4′
Displacement: 93t

Provenance: Provident was built in 1924 by J Sanders, one of the last sailing trawlers to be commissioned. Sister ship to ‘Golden Vanity’ and Leader;, she was sold in the 1930’s to be used as a private yacht until the early 1950’s when she was acquired by the Island cruising Club of Salcombe and used as a training vessel and clubhouse. The tiller was taken off during conversion works to wheel steering during this period.

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