Beric

Spritsail Barge built 1896 by Cann, John & Herbert, Harwich

Designated ensign Designated house flag

1981

Registered


Cargo Vessel

Barge


Spritsail Barge

St Katharine Docks


Commercial Activity

Commercial trade


Yes

No


25/04/2005

27/07/2010


Web site

www.theberic.co.uk

Gallery


Propulsion

Sail

Diesel


None

None


Dimensions

To be confirmed

20.00 feet (6.10 metres)


83.00 feet (25.32 metres)

4.00 feet (1.22 metres)


62.00


History

Thames Sailing barge BERIC is a fine example of an industrial era. Built at Harwich in 1896, she principally ferried grain and flour between Ipswich and London. She was one of the last sea-going wooden vessels to carry cargo in Britain, trading up until 1977.

BERIC has now been fully restored and, based in St Katherine’s Dock, is used for corporate and private charter. Whilst the owners have ensured that BERIC'S re-fit was in keeping with her historic origins, she now boasts electric lighting, a PA system and even a full-size sunken bath! Hosting weddings, parties, product launches and exhibitions, she has also been the venue for the ‘Transport Trust Awards’ presented by HRH Prince Michael of Kent.
If you are the owner of the vessel and would like to provide more details or updated information please contact info@nationalhistoricships.org.uk

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