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Registry #1 UK Registry Registry #2 Registry #3
IMO# MMSI# VRN#
 
Name 1 1982 Northanger Name 5
Name 2 Name 6
Name 3 Name 7
Name 4 Name 8
 
Year Built 1982 Place Faversham Area Country UK
 
Designer Michel Joubert Measurement (imp) 54'
Builder Conyer Marine Measurement (metric) 16.37m x 4.5m x 3.3m
Hull Steel Displacement
Gross Tonnage Type 1 Yacht, sail (ketch)
Registered Tonnage Type 2
Engine 85hp Engine Manufacture Perkins engine
Repower Propulsion Sail/screw
Rebuilds Call Sign
Pendant  # Masters Richard Thomas (1988)
 
Owner(s)
In 1982-1985 she was owned by Mike Sharp and Rick Thomas, UK. In 1990 she was owned by Greg Landreth and Keri Pashuk.
 
Fate Afloat in 2016 Date
 
Named Features
Significance of Name
 
Anecdotes
Northwest Passage 1988-89: Northanger sailed from Faversham, England to Prince Rupert, British Columbia, linking the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans via the Canadian Arctic. The transit was accomplished in two years with Northanger wintering in Inuvik, North West Territories, after being stopped by heavy sea ice near Herschel Island. Northanger became the first British vessel to complete the passage. In 1988-1989, with Rick Thomas at the helm, Northanger became the second yacht to circumnavigate the Americas via the North West Passage. The Otto Sverdrup Centennial Expedition 1999 – 2000: Commemorating the great Norwegian explorer, Otto Sverdrup, Northanger spent nearly a year frozen into the ice in a bay on the South Coast of Ellesmere Island in the Canadian Arctic with six adults and a 2 1/2 year old girl.
 
References
MacFarlane, J.M. (1992) Northwest Passage Challengers. In Resolution. Spring Issue. Maritime Museum of British Columbia; http://www.northanger.org/en/northanger.php; http://www.oneworldmagazine.org/focus/southpole/smith.htm;
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2011-12-27

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