Ripsie of Hamble

An Invited Friend of The Harrison Butler Association
Built by David Hillyard in 1968



Ripsie of Hamble : Neglected 12 Tonner on eBay
Unfortunately Ripsie of Hamble has suffered from neglect over the last few years due to the illness of her owners. Rainwater has found its way into the boat and done considerable damage. She's now being offered on eBay as a 'project'.
She was first owned by an extraordinary man, Kenneth Burns. His escapades as an RAF bomber pilot in the Second World War are quite remarkable. Follow the link below for a taste of what lead to him being awarded the Distinguished Service Order, and the Distinguished Flying Cross.

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Ripsie of Hamble Statistics
Built : 1968 by David Hillyard at Littlehampton, England
LOA : 37' 0"
LWL : -' -"
Beam : 9' 10"
Draught : 4' 9"
Displacement : 12 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 335397   

Ripsie of Hamble Custodians & Home Ports 
Chris & Mary Kozlowski (?-2010-2014-?) Hamble River, England
Pole-Star Sailing Co Ltd (1978-1980-?) Birdham Pool, England
Mr & Mrs J Clear (1977) Birdham Pool, England
Quentin Agnew-Somerville (1975-1976) Ramsey, England
unknown (1972-1974)
Wg Cdr Kenneth Halstead Burns DSO DFC RAF(ret) (?-1969-1971) Southampton

Wing Commander Burns DSO DFC
Wing Commander Kenneth Halstead Burns DSO DFC.
Ripsie's first owner was shot down in the Second World War, losing a hand.
As a commercial airline pilot he often detached his false hand, leaving it
where he knew he'd find it again, on the flight control wheel,
often disconcerting passengers visiting the flight deck
One suspects he'd have done the same aboard Ripsie.

Ripsie of Hamble Links
Ripsie of Hamble on eBay (November 2016)
Wing Commander Kenneth Halstead Burns DSO DFC

Page last updated : November 2016


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