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LITTLE ASTRA

Year1937 May
International RuleThird Rule
Current Statusburnt and broken up
DesignerCharles E. Nicholson
BuilderCamper & Nicholson
Construction/Hull#452
Length Overall21.34 m.
Waterline13.84 m.
Beam3.55 m.
Draught2.71 m.
Sail Area180 sq.m.
Constructionwood on steel frames
Original OwnerHugh F. Paul
Original NameLITTLE ASTRA
Original CountryGB
Original HomeportPortsmouth, England
Original Sail NumberK 18
Owner Details & History

Built according to the International Third Rule

1937 - 1947 Hugh F. Paul - name: LITTLE ASTRA - home port: Portsmouth - rig: Bermudan sloop Little Astra was the "little sister" of the 23 Metre Astra, also owned by Mr. Paul, which became a houseboat and tender to the Twelve. She was not very successful despite being an active participant to the seasonal races; in 1937 she was fifth and out of 41 entries she had 3 firsts, 1 second and 9 thirds; in 1938 she was fourth and out of 38 entries she had 2 firsts, 8 seconds and 5 thirds

1947 Estate of Hugh F. Paul

1948 P. Hursell

1949 - 1951 C.E. Gardner & P. Mursell

1952 C.E. Gardner

1952 - 1965 O.M.S.A. - Officine Meccaniche S.A. - home port: Genova (Italy) - engine installed in 1952

1966 disappeared off Lloyd's Register c 1970s she was laid up on behalf of Cantiere Valdettaro at Cantieri Ricciotti in Fezzano (La Spezia-Italy) broken up and burnt


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