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Hastings Fishermens Museum - The Enterprise RX278

The Boat in Hastings Fishermens Museum
"THE ENTERPRISE"
Hastings Fishermens Museum RX278

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The"Enterprise", RX278 is preserved today in the Fishermens Museum. The last surviving sailing 'big' boat still intact. Built in 1912 she is now over 100 years old. If you have any information that you could share with the webmaster and could be posted on this web page then please let us know by email,

Hastings Fishermens Museum - The Enterprise

"The Enterprise", RX278 was built in 1912 by Tom Betts in the Old harbour shed near where today's fishmarket stands, at a cost of £700, for fish salesmen Tom and Jack Adams.
Her first skipper was Richard "Grizzle" Phillips, who had the unfortunate distinction of almost losing her on one of her first trips, when she collided with the east wall of Rye Harbuor in a gale on November 26th 1912, although without damage.
Harold Pepper bought the Enterprise from the Adams family in 1944 and presented her to the planned Fishermens museum in 1955, shortly after she became too old for fishing.

The dimensions of the Enterprise are:-
27.9 ft keel, 29.1 ft registered length
11.8 ft beam & 4.6ft depth, Gross tonnage is 11.44

Information from Steve Peak's book 'Fishermen of Hastings' - available from the museum. Hastings Fishermens Museum - The Enterprise

Hastings Fishermens Museum - The Enterprise
 

Hastings Fishermens Museum - The Enterprise

Hastings Fishermens Museum - The Enterprise

"The Enterprise", RX278 today as centrepiece of the Fishermens museum display.
Hastings Fishermens Museum - The Enterprise
"The Hastings & St Leonards Observer

 



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