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Year1908 May
International RuleFirst Rule
Current Statusbroken up?
Current Locationunknown
Current Countryunknown
DesignerAlfred Mylne
Design / Project#148
BuilderR. McAlister & Son (Dumbarton)
Length Overall18.05 m.
Waterline12.04 m.
Beam3.43 m.
Constructionwood on steel frames
Original OwnerJack Little
Original NameNARGIE
Other NamesMALVA (1914) - ARROW XVI (1952)
Original CountryGB
Original HomeportGlasgow, Scotland
Owner Details & History

Built according to the International First Rule

1908 - 1911 Jack Little - name: NARGIE - home port: Glasgow She was the first Twelve designed by A. Mylne (drawing no. 148). The total cost of 1850 representing 1850 for the boat and  250 for the sails. The fee for the design was of 15 guineas. She had main frames of natural oak with two sub-frames between each 2x13/4 inches main frame, the latter being steam bent. Topside planking: 26 mm. mahogany with 25 mm. pitch pine from one foot below the water line. The decks were of yellow pine 31 mm. The floors were galvanised wrought iron, the stern post and radder oak. The keel timber was 19mm American elm thick (Freer, Twelve-Metre Yacht). Of the three Twelves built by the McAlister yard in the same year, Nargie was the heaviest with a displacement of 27 tons. She competed without success at the English trials for the 1908 Olympic Games. She was not very successful in regatta. In the 1910 racing season, she had a total of 28 entries and won 3 firsts, 3 seconds and 5 thirds

1912 - 1913 Richard G. Allan - new name: MALVA (1913)

1914 - 1915 John A. Dunlop

1916 - 1918 ??

1918 - 1923 B.A. Butensch'n - home port: Christiania (Oslo)

1924 - 1946 P.H. Matthiessen In 1931 disappeared from Lloyd's Register

1947 - 1952 Sigurd Herlofson

1952 - 1959 A.B. Oweson - new name: ARROW XVI

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