A bawley was an English sailing vessel typified by a boomless cutter rig and probably named for having a boiler for cooking shrimp in amidships. "The majority were built by Aldous of Brightlingsea" but they were also built in Harwich, Erith, Southend, Leigh and on the Medway.
A bawley Bona (LO178) built by Aldou of Brightlingsea in 1903
Watercolour of a bawley running up the coast by Henry Scott Tuke, 1858–1929
The bawley Doris (LO284) built by John Cann of Harwich in 1909
Doris again at Leigh-on-Sea
- Leather, John, The Gaff Rig Handbook, 2002, Adlard Coles Nautical, London, pages 62-65
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