The Medusa Trust

Surviving HDMLs

Of the 480 HDMLs built very few survive and even fewer are still seaworthy. The list below is all we are aware of and we are always keen to receive updates and photos of these and any others that turn up.

The history of each vessel is in the boats section of the HDML archive on this website.

Survivors

Number

UK waters

1085

1257

1309

1379

1387

1392

Eur &Med


1051

1301

1414

1494

Aus,NZ & S Africa

1183
1184
1188
1189
1190
1193
1200
1321
1348
1350




1024

1129

1224

1324

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Present Name

 

Etive Shearwater

Marica

Morning Wings

Abri

Medusa

Sarinda

 


Rodos

Gibel Tarik

Aisha

Woodpecker

 

Mako
Paea
Takapu
Alert
Parore
Tamure
Venture II
Rushcutter
Kuparu
Koura


No recent sighting

Mavala I

Vagabond

Anna B

Nepean

Octopus 70

Nikita

Prince Caraibe

Trotter

Monte Cristo

Latest Information

 

Inverness 2018, afloat

Hartlepool, 2017, houseboat

Upon on Severn 2015, afloat

Castleview Wharf, Medway, 2017, houseboat.

Haslar Marina, Gosport 2018, operational

Heswall, houseboat, 2018

 


Port of Klaipeda, Lithiania, July 2014, houseboat

Dronten Museum, Holland ashore, 2017

Sardinia, ashore, 2006

Sicily, October 2017,

 

Geelong, Melbourne, Australia, 2017, pleasure craft
Whangarei, NZ, 2017, operational and restored.
Fiordland, NZ, 2017, charter boat
Aukland NZ, NZ, 2017, afloat
Marlborough Sound, NZ, 2017, afloat
Greenhithe, NZ, 2017, afloat
Cape Town, South Africa Dec 2005
Gove, Northern Territory, Australia, 2017, ashore
Helensville, Kaipara, 2018, afloat, operational
Kopu, NZ, 2017, ashore




Cannes Jan 1995

Melbourne Australia, 2003

2002

Melbourne , Aus, possibly scrapped

St malo 1980s

Guernsey 2002

France Nov 2004

Benalmadena 1998

French Riviera 2006

 


1349

1185

1186

1187

1191

1271

1300

1305

1351

1396
1410
1130
1302
1001
Unknown
Unknown
1020
1337
Unknown
1305

1422


Recently lost/broken up

Haku (Black Watch)

Manga

Wings afloat

Tarapunga

Kahawi
Madonna-Ta-Pompei

Vincent
Lewina

Pakatoa

Pride of the Dart
Fantasia
Devon Princess
Santa Katerina
Floatstreet
Adsum
Gavilan Azul
Lalage
Ana Capri
Typhoon
Leuwina

T.S.R





Sunk and then broken up, Aukland NZ, 2018

Broken up Helensville Nov 2008

Australia, no record since 1950s, believed lost

Sunk in deep water after fire 7.3.2014

Kopu, Thames, destroyed by fire 1997

Sunk and broken up, Malta, May 2008

Wreck, Dundrum, 2018

Broken up Summer 2007

Derelict at Matakohe 2015

Broken up Torbay 2009
Broken up 2005 at Arklow
Beached and burned at Topsham 1996
Sunk  Malta 1996
Sunk Carribean 2002
Broken, Duquesa 1999
Sunk Mar de Alboran 2000
Sunk Holy Loch June 1999
Broken Up Acle, Norfolk Broads, 1997
Broken Up Estapona, 1993
Sunk and broken up 1992

Birkenhead, sunk at mooring, 2008


 

 

   


Thanks to Philip Simons and Christian Sheppard and Bob mcDougall for the source data for this list We are always keen to receive updates on HDMLs. See entries in the HDML archive on this website for individual boat histories.

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