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Encyclopedia > Reaper (sailing vessel)
The Reaper berthed in Anstruther harbour.
The Reaper berthed in Anstruther harbour.

Reaper, a restored historic Fifie herring drifter, is registered by by the National Historic Ships Committee as part of the Core Collection of historic vessels in the UK, and currently operates as a museum ship. Image File history File linksMetadata Shore_Street_and_the_Reaper. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Shore_Street_and_the_Reaper. ... Anstruther seafront. ... A postcard showing the St. ... Species Clupea alba Clupea bentincki Clupea caspiopontica Clupea chrysotaenia Clupea elongata Clupea halec Clupea harengus Clupea inermis Clupea leachii Clupea lineolata Clupea minima Clupea mirabilis Clupea pallasii Clupea sardinacaroli Clupea sulcata Herrings are small oily fish of the genus Clupea found in the temperate, shallow waters of the North Atlantic... A museum ship, or sometimes memorial ship, is an old ship that has been preserved and converted into a museum open to the public. ...

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History

Built by J. & G. Forbes of Sandhaven in 1901, she is 21 metres long and of carvel construction, using larch planking on larch and oak frames. First registered at Fraserburgh in 1902, she operated initially as a sailing lugger with a main dipping lugsail and a mizzen standing lug sail. There would have been a crew of around eight to work the nets which were set at dusk and hauled in at dawn. Once the haul was complete, a swift return to port would ensure the best prices for the earliest sold catches. In boat building, carvel is a method of constructing wooden boats by fixing planks to a frame so that the planks butt up against each other, gaining support from the frame and forming a smooth hull. ... Species About 12; see text Larches are conifers in the genus Larix, in the family Pinaceae. ... Species See List of Quercus species The term oak can be used as part of the common name of any of several hundred species of trees and shrubs in the genus Quercus, and some related genera, notably Cyclobalanopsis and Lithocarpus. ... Fraserburgh is a town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland on the extreme North East corner. ... A French lugger, beached and drying nets. ... mizzen mast, mainmast and foremast Grand Turk The mast of a sailing ship is a tall vertical pole which supports the sails. ... A French lugger, beached and drying nets. ... mizzen mast, mainmast and foremast Grand Turk The mast of a sailing ship is a tall vertical pole which supports the sails. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Twilight. ... Dawn or civil dawn is the time at which the Sun is 6 degrees below the horizon in the morning. ...


Reaper later spent many years in Shetland fishing for herring in the summer and she was fitted with an engine between the Wars. During the second World War she was requisitioned by the Admiralty and served in the south east of England, often being used as a barrage balloon mooring. After the war, she resumed fishing in Shetland and continued until 1957. From 1959 she served the local council as a general purpose cargo boat until the introduction of the Roll on-Roll off ferries when she was retired from service. See Shetland (disambiguation) for other meanings. ... Combatants Allies: Poland, British Commonwealth, France/Free France, Soviet Union, United States, China, and others Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, and others Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total dead: 50 million Military dead: 8 million Civilian dead: 4 million Total dead: 12 million World War II... Old Admiralty House, Whitehall, London, Thomas Ripley, architect, 1723-26, was not admired by his contemporaries and earned him some scathing couplets from Alexander Pope The Admiralty was historically the authority in the United Kingdom responsible for the command of the Royal Navy. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the British Isles Languages None official English de facto Capital None official London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001... US Marine Corps barrage balloon, Parris Island, May 1942 A barrage balloon is a large balloon used as a defence against aircraft. ... Cargo is a term used to denote goods or produce being transported generally for commercial gain, usually on a ship, plane, train or truck. ... A RO-RO ships Starboard side, the stern ramp is much more robust and cabable of holding a tank such as an Abrams RORO and ro-ro are acronyms for Roll On/Roll Off; a type of ferry, cargo ship or barge that carries wheeled cargo such as automobiles...


Reaper today

Reaper was purchased by the Scottish Fisheries Museum in Anstruther, Fife in 1975 and restored to her traditional sailing configuration as a two-masted sailing lugger, much as she would have appeared when first going to sea in 1902. Renamed REAPER FR958, she is one of the last authentic survivors of this type of vessel, once plentiful on the east coast of Scotland, and she holds the record catch for Shetland of 233 cran (almost 250,000 herrings). Aerial view of the museum complex, with the twin masted Reaper seen moored in the harbour to the left. ... Anstruther seafront. ... Fife (Fìobh in Gaelic) is a council area of Scotland, situated between the Firth of Tay and the Firth of Forth, with landward boundaries to Perth and Kinross and Clackmannanshire. ... Motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within Europe Scotlands location within the United Kingdom Languages English, Gaelic, Scots Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ...


She sails regularly in the summer months, and in 2001, with seven people aboard, she narrowly escaped sinking off the coast of north east England due to the failure of a bilge pump. [1]. In 2003 she visited 14 ports around Britain, attracting 24,000 visitors; in 2005 she visited 12 ports around Britain, including a visit to the Festival of the Sea in Portsmouth, and attracted 20,000 visitors. When not sailing, the boat is berthed in Anstruther harbour opposite the fisheries museum. Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the British Isles Languages None official English de facto Capital None official London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001... A bilge pump is a pump to remove bilge water. ... Portsmouth is a city of about 196,000 people located in the county of Hampshire on the southern coast of Great Britain. ...


General characteristics

  • Length overall: 21.43 metres (70.26 feet)
  • Beam 6.19 metres (20.38 feet)
  • Loaded draft: 2.62 metres (8.60 feet)
  • Gross tonnage: 61.30
  • Net tonnage: 29.04
  • Height of mizzen mast: 14.27 metres (46.82 feet)
  • Sail area (foresail): 144.7 sq. metres (1,557.5 sq. feet)
  • Sail area (mizzen): 105.0 sq. metres (1,130.2 sq. feet)

External links

  • Reaper at the Scottish Fisheries Museum
  • National Register of Historic Vessels
  • The history of herring fishing on the east coast of Scotland

 
 

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