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In 1974 the 'Sir Alan Herbert' was owned by the East Coast Sail Trust. The boat was a Thames sailing barge which was originally named Lady Jean. It was renamed after MP and naval officer Alan Herbert who died in Novewmber 1971. Used as a training barge for trips along the Thames, she sailed between the Thames Estuary and Orfordness. Students on board studief ecology, geography, maritime history as well as commerce and shipping.
© Henry Grant Collection/Museum of London