Triune of Troy

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Design No. 0028
Built for: Langley Russell, 2nd Baron Russell of Liverpool
Builder: A. H. Moody & Sons, Swanwick, England.
Date designed: 1938.
Class – Hull Number Channel Class No. 3
Principal Design Data
L.O.A: 37’ 10½” (11.55m)
Datum: 26’ 0” ( 7.92m)
Beam Max: 8’ 9″ ( 2.67m)
Draft: 5′ 11½” ( 1.55m)
Displacement tons: 6.92
T.M.: 9.97 tons
Ballast ratio: 46.5%
Sail Area: 611 sq. ft
Rig: Bermudan Cutter

The list of owners of this 1938 Channel class is most distinguished: Built immediately pre-war for the second Lord Russell of Liverpool. 1950 she was purchased by Captain Arthur Johnson RNVR who later sold her to Ralph Hammond Innes C.B.E., the author, but Johnson came to regret the decision and attempted unsuccessfully to buy her back from Innes, who dedicated his novel ‘The Wreck of the Mary Deare’ to The Mate & Crew of Triune of Troy in memory of a gale off the Minches
Subsequently she was owned by, among others, Sir Charles Evans, the mountaineer credited with promoting the use of oxygen in climbing Everest, and Chris Elliott, at one time Master of RSS James Clark Ross the British Antarctic Survey research ship.
Of Triune a quote in the 1938-39 Yachtsman's Annual espoused 'She was stiff, extremely handy and light on the helm under all conditions, close hauled, reaching and running.'
Marginally smaller than English Lass in length and draft, she had a significantly lower ballast ratio and less sail area, while displacement was calculated at just 37lbs less.


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