Acknowledgements and Sources


  • After getting nowhere with discovering the original owner of Wendorian, my friend George Robinson had an inspiration and checked out the Crew List Index Project - [47] where he discovered a record of the vessel with her original name of Stephanotis and naming Charles Arkcoll as the original owner.
  • Much of the information available about the vessel on the Internet is contradictory but I have pulled together the factual information with assistance from John Firmin and Malcolm Salter.
  • I am grateful to Ron Burroughs for providing additional information about the transfer of ownership of the vessel after the death of Charles Arkcoll.


The following references have been used in the construction of this website and are cross-referenced here from the various pages. Links to websites are highlighted.

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1 By courtesy of Beken & Son, Cowes
2 By courtesy of Country Life magazine - 26 May 1960: Article by Ernle Bradford entitled "A survivor of Edwardian steam yachts"
3 By courtesy of John Firmin
4 Bonhams Auction Catalogue for 3 September 2204 (Highly important motor cars, etc. including the collection of George E. Milligen
5 Postcard image appearing at various places on the internet and understood to be out of copyright
6 From J Arthur Mee's Children's Newspaper 31 May 1952
7 Courtesy of Wikipedia/Wikipedia Commons
8 From The Allen Collection
9 By courtesy of Jamie Campbell, Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Sailing Club
10 From an image of an Ordinance Survey map of the Rochester area obtained by the site owner from an unknown source several years ago whilst researching another topic
11 By courtesy of the London Gazette
12 From the UK Census and other information at
13 From the Register of Births
14 From the National Probate Calendar
15 By courtesy of John Janman
16 Photo by Brian Watson
17 From Pigot's Directory of Kent 1824
18 From Melville & Co's Directory of Kent 1858
19 From Kelly's Directory of Kent, Surrey & Sussex, 1891
20 From Kelly's Directory of Kent, 1903
21 By courtesy of 1066 online - Online guide to Hastings and St Leonards
22 Hastings Chronicle: Website dedicated to the history of Hastings and St.Leonards.
23 Retrieved from the UK National Archive by Brian Watson
24 From Brian Watson's postcard and photo collection
25 By courtesy of The Scotsman
26 By courtesy of Dartmouth & South Hams Chronicle
27 By courtesy of The Globe
28 By courtesy of Torquay Times, and South Devon Advertiser
29 By courtesy of Portsmouth Evening News
30 By courtesy of Pinterest
31 History of the Duque de Tarifa by courtesy of an article on the Spanish Todomonteria website.
32 By courtesy of Dover Museum and Bronge Age Boat Gallery.
33 By courtesy of the Liverpool Echo.
34 By courtesy of the Shields Daily News
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70 By courtesy of the Motirious Auction House Network
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91 By courtesy of Sarah Farnsworth Hunnewell
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93 By courtesy of Bryan Mawer Sugar Refiners & Sugarbakers Database
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104 By courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery
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123 By courtesy of Steve Traynor
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125 By courtesy of The Worthing Gazette
126 By courtesy of The Belfast Newsletter
127 By courtesy of The Aberdeen Press and Journal
128 By courtesy of The Exeter and Plymouth Gazette
129 By courtesy of The Hastings and St Leonards Observer
130 By courtesy of The Torbay Express and South Devon Echo
131 By courtesy of The Lichfield Mercury
132 By courtesy of Automotive Masterpieces
133 By courtesy of Keith Martin's Motorcycle Collector
134 By courtesy of Dover Kent Archives
135 By courtesy of Norfolk Heritage Explorer
136 By courtesy of Bonhams Auctions
137 By courtesy of Bonhams Auctions
138 By courtesy of Roy Philpott
139 By courtesy of Submerged
140 By courtesy of Granton Trawlers
141 By courtesy of Windborne Charters
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