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MOUETTE

Year1928 May
International RuleSecond Rule
Current Statussunk
DesignerCharles E. Nicholson
BuilderCamper & Nicholson
Construction/Hull#358
Length Overall20.57 m.
Waterline13.48 m.
Beam3.55 m.
Draught2.66 m.
Sail Area185 sq.m.
Constructionwood on steel frames
Original OwnerT.O.M. Sopwith
Original NameMOUETTE
Original CountryGB
Original HomeportPortsmouth, England
Original Sail NumberK 15
Other Sail NumbersUS 8
Owner Details & History

Built according to International Second Rule

1928 - 1931 T.O.M. Sopwith - name: MOUETTE - home port: Portsmouth - rig: Bermudan cutter After her launch, trials were conducted on the Solent against MODESTY and she showed a distinct advantage over her older rival. She won the Class championship in 1928 and 1929

1932 - 1940 Horace Havemeyer - home port: New York - altered by Sparkman & Stephens (plan n. 62) In the U.S. in the 1932 season she had 32 starts and she won 21 firsts, 4 seconds and 4 thirds: she raced against Cantitoe (formerly Magda XI) and two Twelves out of the six designed by S. Burgess; she won the Long Island Sound championship in the 12m Class in 1932 (4 firsts, 1 second and 3 thirds out of 8 starts) and 1933 ( 2 firsts, 2 seconds and 3 thirds out of 9 starts); she won the Class 1932 Larchmont YC Race Week

1941 - 1942 George Reidy - home port: Glen Cove, NY

<5/1946 - 1947 Frank V. Drake - home port: New York - in 1943 engine installed (Gray 6 cylinders)

1948 - 1949 Ellery C. Midgett - home port: Manteo, NC

1950 - 1955 Gerald W. Ford - home port: Larchmont, NY - re-powered 1953

1956 - 1957 Edward T. Rice - home port: Larchmont and Fisher's Island, NY

1958 Mrs. Harriet Church Rice - home port: Fisher's Island, NY and Mystic, CT

1959 - 1970 Robert E. Rohe - Mystic and Norwalk, CT; Plymouth, MA - re-powered in 1959 - rig altered in 1960 to auxiliary ketch, sail area reduced to 140 sq.m. 1960 off Lloyd's Register

1971 - 1972 no name given - home port: Plymouth, MA

1973 - 1975 E. Bronson Conlin

1976 Fred A. Richards - reported sunk


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