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Hull of SIRIUS a 14 foot Island Class gunter rigged dinghy

Date: 1940
Dimensions:
Overall: 932 x 4315 x 1740 mm, 295 kg
Vessel Dimensions: 4.27 m × 1.73 m (14.01 ft × 5.68 ft)
Medium: Wood, bronze, copper, aluminium
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Bruce Stannard
Classification:Vessels and fittings
Object Name: Dinghy
Object No: 00001000
Place Manufactured:Garden Island

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    Description
    Hull of SIRIUS, a 14 foot island class gunter rigged dinghy. The clinker construction hull is made from planks of Pacific maple. The keel and stern are constructed from spotted gum
    SignificanceThe dingy SIRIUS represents the activities and leisure pastimes of naval officers and is also an excellent example of a clinker built, gunter rig timber boat construction. SIRIUS was built and rigged by the Navy in Sydney Harbour using naval apprentices and boat builders.
    HistorySIRIUS was built in 1940 at Garden Island Dockyard, by naval apprentices and boat builders. She was made for the use of officers on Australian warships whilst in foreign ports as a pleasure sailor as inter fleet regattas were often a pastime of sailors on foreign shores. It required a crew of three.
    SIRIUS was bought by Bruce Stannard in around 1980 from Garden Island where his brother, a naval architect, restored it.
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