The restoration of Armed Steam Cutter 26 is now getting some assistance from our boatbuilding students. Sabrina is measuring up for the deck beams and Ed for the floor.
Built around 1911, ASC 26 was assigned to HMS Falmouth and was present for the battles of Heligoland Blight, Dogger and Jutland. When HMS Falmouth was sunk by enemy action in 1916, ASC 26 towed the lifeboats to safety. Salvaged in 1972 she's in the process of undergoing a full restoration to her original, working condition.