Pandora 2

Pandora under full sail in the Derwent” c. 1920 Pandora Photographer unknown State Library of Tasmania image AUTAS001126072412

Pandora’s details, based on data in Mori Flapan’s REGISTER OF AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND VESSELS is as follows

Sail or Rego or Fishing No}:{2} {19}

Material: Wood

Rig: Sloop~gf Rig changes & identification codes: A.b(hgaff) Aux sloop~bm b96 A.c

Type: Yacht Propulsion: Sail

Designer: Hand, William H., jnr, USA

Year built: 1910/11 Yard or Job No:

Builder: Lucas, Charles

Where built: Battery Point, Hobart, TAS



Official Number: IMO Number:

Dimensions (ft)—Length: 32.667 Breadth: 9.1667004 Depth:

Volumetric ‘tonnage’ measurements (1 ton = 100 cubic ft):

Gross: 5 Underdeck: Net: 5

Decks: 1Dk Deck Erections: Cb10.5′

Number of funnels &location: 0 Number of bulkheads:

Tanks, etc: Freeboard:

Stem: Spoon Figurehead: Nil Stern: Counter Square raked

PORTS and owners:

HOBART 1911-26: ’11b11b12b16 David Barclay, jnr:

1916 E.Barclay:

1930s W.A.Young:

1990s Jeffrey Briscoe:

2005 KETTERING,TAS by Robert Lord &Deb Mackeen:


Fate/Status— Year: 2008 Type: Operational Details:

History and details:

1911 second in cruiser’s race at Hobart regatta.

1911 came third in Ocean Race around Bruny Island.

1912/01/23 participated in Anniversary Day races on Derwent.

1912/03/27 collided with Aotea in Bellerive regatta &retired.

1912/02 participated in Ocean Race.

1913 won Ocean Race

1916 owner David Barclay killed in action.

1924-25 racing as cruiser on Derwent River.

1926 sailed well during season showing some of old form.

1927/06 passed yacht Yeulba coming into Hobart on delivery from Melbourne.

1942 By 1942 Foredeck raised forward of cabin.

1950s converted to inshore cruising boat, raised foredeck extended to aft of cabin. Three portlights each side of raised foredeck.

1970s still racing.

by 1996 Converted to Bermudan sloop, fitted with auxiliary motor and 1996 still sailing on the Derwent River.

2005/02 participated in Australian Wooden Boat festival at Hobart.

2006/03 for sale at Kettering, Tas.

~2018 Paul Cullen

2020 Bought and restored by Craig Purdon

References (see Amb1^1925/5,1926/5,1926/12,1927/7,1928/12(Powner):Arhv2:Awb1^2005(P):BRO3(P):MarkSmith:TA1^1912/1/11(P,Dprofile,lines&sail):Ta1^1911/10/05,1911/11/30,1911/12/14,1912/1/11(P),1912/3/7,1912/3/21:Vir1

Pandora sailing past Queen Mary, Hobart 1942 (David Short)

Pandora getting new ribs in the 1980s (David Short)

Pandora under full sail 1980s (David Short)
Pandora Leaving Harbour, Hobart (David Short)
Pandora on the slips 1980s (David Short)
Pandora under repairs 1980s (David Short)
Pandora under sail (MacKeen)
Pandora on the mooring at Kettering (MacKeen)
Pandora’s interior (MacKeen)

In 2020, Pandora had fallen on hard times and came close to being broken up, but her rescuer arrived in the form of “retired” boatbuilder Craig Purdon. As he had done previously with the similar yacht, Grayling, Craig restored Pandora mostly on a mooring in Prince of Wales Bay. She has now been returned to the original deck layout and gaff rig. It was a close call but now another One Design will be back on the Derwent

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Pandora under restoration by Craig Purdon. (photo Craig Purdon)
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Pandora with new deck. (photo Craig Purdon)
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Pandora back on her old lines with a new bowsprit. (photo Craig Purdon)
Pandora with new rig and gleaming brightwork (photo Craig Purdon).