W. White & Sons, Vectis Works, Cowes

Most of these details come from the 1939 Lloyds Register of Yachts of the boats built by W.White & Sons at the Vectis Works, West Cowes, however, also included are some other vessels known to have been built by them - note that some of the vessels had had their names changed since launch.

Some of the vessels are described as 'Composite' construction, it's obviously was not modern-day 'Composite', but the framework of the hull was probably steel, with timber planking.

  construction ton  year built type length (ft)
Gaby III  Steel 27 1883 Screw Schooner 65.6
Sou’wester  Composite 95 1891 Screw Schooner 108.5
Villeneuve  Wood 26 1891 Twin Screw Schooner 66
Elena Iron 121 1892 Screw Schooner 126
Nirvana  Wood 36 1892 Screw Schooner 69
Sheila  Composite 52 1893 Screw Schooner 79
Maria Joâo  Steel 317 1894 Screw Schooner 154
Peridot  Wood 43 1894 Screw Schooner 75
Lady Betty  Composite 69 1895 Screw Ketch 85
Goshawk  Wood 58 1896 Screw Schooner 80
Cowes Floating Bridge     1896 Chain Ferry link
Zaneta  Composite 115 1897 Screw Schooner 95.48
Aloma  Composite 66 1898 Screw Schooner 91.3
Dorothy  Steel 54 1898 Screw Schooner 100.6
Thistle  Steel 59 1899 Screw Schooner 86.9
Hibernia  Composite 153 1902 Screw Schooner 137
Sheila  Steel 80 1904 Screw Schooner 90
Gitana  Composite 29 1905 Screw Ketch 62
Cowes Floating Bridge No 1 Steel   1909 Chain Ferry link
MB 278 - renamed Susan K Wood 8.85 1914 Naval Pinnace 30
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Prudence  Wood 3 1918 Screw Launch 20.1



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