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Sailor's Woolwork or Woolie of The Lowestoft Lugger, LT484, ,

Sailor's Woolwork or Woolie of The Lowestoft Lugger, "John Frederick",

Circa 1907.

The sailor's woolie depicts a fishing vessel know as a Lowestoft lugger.  They were used in the vicinity of the fishing port of Lowestoft.  The ship is named and numbered.

LT 484 was owned either by Nathaniel HAYCOCK Catchpole (Snr) who lived with his family at Boulogne House or his son Nathaniel HOWARD Catchpole(Jnr), since both have the initials NHC.  They were fish merchants in Lowestoft.

Dimensions: 23 1/2 inches x 29 1/2 inches

The Lowestoft Record Office  (Lowestoft.Ro@suffolk.gov.uk) has provided the following-

Registered LT 484

Date of registration 1877-1907


Wooden 2 masted dandy trawler


68.4 x 18.5 x 9.3

Official number 76325

50.69 tons

Built 1877

Built by D R & J J Fuller of Lowestoft


1877               J Conolly and  Mrs S Conolly

1886               W H Painter

1901               N H Catchpole

Additional information:

1879               2nd in smack race but disqualified

1881               1st in Lowestoft Regatta smack race

9 Nov 1886    for sale by Bradbeer for Mrs Conolly due to bankruptcy

1907               sold to Sweden

                        renamed John Fredrick

                        registration LL 642

1911               renamed St Ella of Grundsund

1916               sold to Norway

                        renamed Venus of Kopervik

1922               renamed God Tro of Mosjoen

1922               renamed Ureus of Bodo

1931               renamed Maarnes of Bodo

1960               renamed Rusken of Svolver

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