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HER Number:MDV63052
Name:Hulk of Yacht at Hole's Hole


Hulk of a 19th century yacht called 'Merganser' at Hole's Hole on the East Tamar


Grid Reference:SX 430 653
Map Sheet:SX46NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBere Ferrers
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBERE FERRERS

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX46NW/591

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HULK (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Read, M., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV102584.

Hulk of a yacht called 'merganser' at hole's hole on the east tamar. Originally built in 1887 as a cutter-rigged yacht + later converted to a fishing smack. In 1924 it was beached at its present location as a house boat. Only the bow half of the boat remains + the wood is in poor condition (read).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV236566.

Des=read,m. /tamar hulks survey/(2001)/in bickleigh pf.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV236567.

Langley,m. +small,e. /lost ships of the west country/(1998).

Read, M., 2000, Tamar Hulk Survey, Draft (Report - Survey). SDV344262.

'Merganser', built in 1887 as a cutter rigged yacht for Hugh Popham of Hungerford. Later converted to a fishing smack, it is unknown if she continued fishing during the war or was requisitioned.

Only half the boat exists, with the stern half missing, and the interior has been completely converted. It is no longer lived in and appears to be used as a store shed. In poor condition and is basically being held together by the paint.

Bellamy, L., et al, 2002, A Study of the Maritime Archaeology of the Eastern Tamar Estuary (Report - Survey). SDV348208.

The 'Meganser' was originally built as a cutter rigged yacht for Hugh Leyborne Popham of Hungerford, and later converted to a fishing smack. It is unknown whether she continued fishing during the war or was requistioned. By 1952 the yacht was registered as a 'vessel used only as a houseboat'.

The survey states that half the boat exists and is being held together only by the paint.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV102584Migrated Record: Read, M..
SDV236566Migrated Record:
SDV236567Migrated Record:
SDV344262Report - Survey: Read, M.. 2000. Tamar Hulk Survey, Draft. Institute of Marine Studies, University of Plymouth Report. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV348208Report - Survey: Bellamy, L., et al. 2002. A Study of the Maritime Archaeology of the Eastern Tamar Estuary. University of Plymouth: Nautical Archaeology. OSC378. A4 Stapled + Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 7 2014 3:22PM