GALATEA

Currier & Ives yachting prints1885

Galatea was the second challenger designed by John Beavor-Webb for Lieutenant William Henn.
Launched on May 1885, it raced fifteen times in Great Britain, but did not win any of them. The boat had many troubles, including a spectacular dismasting.

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The Sloop Galatea by James Edward ButtersworthThe Galatea

The Galatea was owned by Lieut. William Henn, an enthusiastic yachtsman who had been in the Royal Navy for fifteen years and who (while yet a young man) had retired some ten years before so that he might devote more time to his favorite pastime.

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