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Year1935 June
Current Sail NumberUS 10
International RuleThird Rule
Current Statussailing
Current LocationDearbon, MI
Current CountryUS
DesignerL. Francis Herreshoff
BuilderHerreshoff Mfg. Co.
Length Overall21.95 m.
Waterline13.41 m.
Beam3.40 m.
Draught2.65 m.
Sail Area164 sq.m.
Original OwnerWilliam J. Strawbridge
Original NameMITENA
Original CountryUS
Original HomeportNew York, NY
Original Sail NumberUS 10
Owner Details & History

Built according to the International Third Rule

1935 - 1939 William J. Strawbridge - name: Mitena - home port: Glen Cove, NY (USA). Rig: sloop. She was the first Twelve launched in the U.S. according to the third version of the Rule. She was a very long Twelve attributable in part to her canoe-shaped stern, she had a reduced sail area. Although unable to win, she entered the Long Island Sound regattas up to 1939. Her owner was later the head of the Intrepid Syndicate in 1967.

1939 - 1940 Aemilius Jarvis and George E. Ratsey - home port: City Island, NY (USA).

1940 - 1961 John Van Voorhis - home port: Rochester, NY (USA). Engine installed in 1958.

1961 Yale University - home port: New Haven, CT (USA).

1962 - 1963 Charles S. Withey - home port: Macatawa Bay, MI (USA).

1964 - 1966 Paul Brown. 1967 - 1969 Mitena, Inc.

1970 - 1975 R.F. Smith.

1976 Disappeared off Record. Since prior Jim Henkey - home port: Port Huron, MI (USA). The current mast may be the original spar from Nyala.

1994 She wan restored by the owner and his son over a many years period on a tight budget. She has been re-launched some time around 2006.

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