Maid of Arun : Girls Training Ship
Maid of Arun was the training ship of the Girls Naval Training Corps, a project masterminded by Cmdr Claude Woollard. It seems to have been a test bed for his ideas, for in 1956 he ordered a large yacht English Rose which was to be “the first and only cadet school ship in the world”. He was also the author of several books on sailing and naval exploits including The Last of the Cape Horniers.
Maid of Arun's fate is unknown, last heard of in 1961.
Maid of Arun Statistics
Built : 1935 by David Hillyard at Littlehampton, England
LOA : 46' 10"
LWL : 36' 0"
Beam : 11' 1"
Draught : 6' 0"
Displacement : 17 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 164771
Signal Letters : MMSM
Maid of Arun Custodians & Home Ports
Capt John SM Barkel DFC (1958-1961-?) Littlehampton, England
FM Richardson (1956-1957) Littlehampton, England
Cmdr Claude LA Woollard RN MN FRGS (?-1954-1955) Littlehampton, England
Lt-Col Forester Cecil Robin Britten JP (?-1939-1951-?) Littlehampton, England
Miss Haidee Juliana Woulfe (?-1936-1938) Littlehampton, England
Cmdr Woollard on board the captured German trawler Doktor Krug
with some of the crew from HMS Undaunted
Maid of Arun Links
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Page last updated : May 2017