The sailing trawler IBEX
IBEX was built in 1896 and soon turned out to be the fastest sailing trawler in the West Country of England. She was built by J.W. & A. Upham in Brixham. Originally registered as DH 416, in 1902 this was changed to BM27 by a new Brixham registration at that time. She was crewed by only four men and a boy who could handle her well.
The Brixham trawlers worked all year round, sailing as far afield as the east coast and the Irish Sea. She was one of four fishing boats that were stopped by a German U-Boat in January 1918, some miles off Berry Head. The trawlers were all sunk by gun fire. Their crews had before been given the chance to get into their boats. A petrol boat later on rescued all of the men.
In her early years, she was painted with a green hull, but later was painted black all over. She was the winner of 29 'firsts' in the annual trawler races held in Torbay. (This description was taken from a Robin Brooks website that shows a painting of the trawler)
The trawler IBEX model,
photos, description and dimensions
The model was built to plans of the book by Edgar J.March, Sailing Trawlers: The Story of Deep Sea Fishing with Longline and Trawl, David & Charles Ltd., Newton Abbot, Devon, England, 1970, ISBN 7153 4711 X .
The boat was built like a real ship, including the interior timberwork, as can be seen on some photos of the building process.
This model of the trawler IBEX is a very fine work, a master piece. It was built
by Jan van den
Heuvel, Philippine (Terneuzen), Netherlands, with great care of details.
The ship model is 1 : 20 scale. Length is 145 cm, width 28 cm, height 111 cm.
The ship can be taken out of the stand, e.g. for transport.
This model has already been sold. The pictures and the data are shown in the gallery of the ship models sold only to let enthusiasts and model makers enjoy the photos and maybe get ideas or some guidance, if someone builds such a model by himself.