Terror (boat)

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Terror was an open sailing boat built around 1890 and used for conveying oysters around Chichester Harbour. It is believed to have been one of a number built by Foster's in Emsworth in c1880.

United Kingdom
Name: Terror
Builder: Fosters, Emsworth
Launched: c. 1890
Status: In service
General characteristics
Length: 29 ft 0 in (8.84 m)
Beam: 9 ft 6 in (2.90 m)
Depth: 2 ft 6 in (0.76 m)


Around 29 ft (8.83 m) long, 9 ft 6 in (2.90 m) in beam and 2 ft 6 in (76.2 cm) deep, Terror was used in the oyster fishery of Chichester Harbour until its rapid decline after 1902.[1][2]

She had a number of private owners throughout the 20th century until purchased in 2004 by Chichester Harbour Conservancy and restored at Dolphin quay Boat Yard, Emsworth, with the help of a lottery grant. The restoration was completed and the boat was re-launched in September 2006. From May 2007, the Terror will be sailing once again from Emsworth and will give public trips to experience life as an oyster fisherman first hand.

The boat is now managed by the Friends of Chichester Harbour and run by a volunteer committee.


"Terror - Emsworth Oyster Boat". Archived from the original on 2007-02-05. Retrieved 2007-05-11.

  1. ^ Williams, Eleanor (September 8, 2006). "Oyster boat back on the water". BBC news. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. ^ Martin, James (May 13, 2010). "Information for Boat Yard". Washington Post. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)

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