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The Romella Class Sloop built in 1953 to a design by James McGruer



Tiarella : Last Known Location was on the UK's South Coast
Tiarella is one of around seven boats built by Harry Feltham's Portsmouth yard to James McGruer's Romella design. She was extensively rebuilt between 1992 and 1996. In storage between 2003 and 2013, she was then moved to Sussex for further work. In November 2017 Tiarella was for sale with the Wooden Ships Brokerage. Alas, I've lost track of her since. Another of the Romella class, Tuloa, is on this website.

Tiarella Statistics
Built : 1953 by Harry Feltham in Portsmouth, Scotland
LOA : 33' 0"
LWL : 24' 0"
Beam : 8' 6"
Draught : 5' 4"
Displacement : 8 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : 184809
National Historic Ship N° 2666
Signal Letters : MNHF3
MMSI : 235097944
Sail Number : 388C

Tiarella (old)

Tiarella Custodians & Home Ports
James Newman (2012-2017-?) Rye, Sussex, England
Shaun McLoughlin (1992-2012) Y Felinheli (Port Dinorwic), Gwynedd, Wales
John A Thomson (1973-1985-?) Tighnabruaich, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
BJ Tunstill (1971-1972) Granton, Edinburgh, Scotland
John Campbell (1968-1970) Granton, Edinburgh, Scotland
RS Regan (1958-1967) Gosport, England
Major E Stuart Hunt (1955-1957) Portsmouth, England
AV Frost (1953-1954) Portsmouth, England

Tiarelle Links
Tiarella on National Historic Ships
History In Portsmouth; Boat Building At Point
Tiarella For Sale with the Wooden Ships Brokerage (November 2017)

Page last updated : December 2019


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