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'schooner' Identity / Fate ?

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Browsing the website Britain from Above, there are some fascinating old images. Looking at this image  from 1932 https://britainfromabove.org.uk/en/image/EPW039221 there is a schooner moored opposite what is now the yacht station in Norwich

Any ideas - Cadet vessel ?

You may need to register to zoom / go full screen. Image not directly posted due to copyright fears

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Hi, sorry can't help you with identification but what a fantastic site, obviously did register so I could use the zoom and so good to be able to look at the Broads and other places from long ago, thanks Ted

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The foremast on a schooner is shorter than the main normally. I think she could be a Baltic Trader or one of the North Sea keels. She is obviously in trade/ has been as she has large hold covers. Don't think she is a Dutchman or barge as there do not appear to be any lee boards.

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Arthur Ransomes Wild Cat? that was a converted baltic schooner with the holds converted to cabins in a couple of the books, maybe she is where he got the idea, it would have been around the right time frame.

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Colemans of mustard fame owned a Baltic Trader that had been converted to be a yacht. Normally moored at Oulton Broad, when not cruising, she may have gone to Norwich on occasions.  I believe that she was accidentally burnt. 

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my Grandad had a schooner named 'Wildflower' he stripped the copper off the bottom and gave it to the sea scouts who wreaked it on Corton?beach.. I have a photo of it somewhere going through Mutford lock.. 

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