Herreshoff #193007es Tern


Name: Tern
Type: Weekend Cruiser
Designed by: NGH
Not built, not assigned, cancelled, etc.: 1930-8-31
Construction: Wood
LOA: 33' (10.06m)
Beam: 10' (3.05m)
Draft: 3' (0.91m)
Rig: Sloop
Built for: Herreshoff, Griswold [not built by HMCo]

Note(s): Vessel information is primarily but not exclusively from the HMCo Construction Record. Supplementary information when not cited here usually appears elsewhere in this record with a complete citation.


Model #23

Model number: 23
Model location: H.M.M. Model Room East Wall

Vessels from this model:
2 built, modeled by NGH
#193007es Tern (1930)
#907s Pleasure (1925, Extant)
#1002s Gee Whiz [Geewhiz] (1926, Extant)

Original text on model:
"#907 1924 launched Miami January 24, 1925 scale 1" PLEASURE" (Source: Original handwritten annotation on model. Undated.)

Model Description:
"#907 Pleasure, 30' loa keel/centerboard sloop (later yawl) of 1925." (Source: Bray, Maynard. 2004.)

Note: Vessels that appear in the records as not built, a cancelled contract, a study model, or as a model sailboat are listed but not counted in the list of vessels built from a model.


Research Note(s)

"Designed by NGH for his son Griswold in August 1930 as a variation of #1002s Gee Whiz. Not built by HMCo. But note that a photo labeled by NGH '1937. 'Amaryllis' at the Grosse Point Yacht Club, and the 'Tern', designed by myself. 33' o.a., 10' b., 3' d.' shows a boat that is not believed to be from this design." (Source: van der Linde, Claas. May 2, 2016.)

"Date of design estimated from NGH diary entry of August 31, 1930 where design is mentioned for the first time. Note, that this boat was not built at HMCo." (Source: van der Linde, Claas. May 2, 2016.)

Note: Research notes contain information about a vessel that is often random and unedited but has been deemed useful for future research.


We are always interested in learning more about this vessel. If you want to discuss it or can share any additional information or images or to discuss a copyright concern, please do not hesitate to send an Email to the link below!

Herreshoff Catalogue Raisonné.
All rights reserved. No reproduction, adaptation, or distribution of any part of this document or any information contained herein by any means whatsoever is permitted without prior written permission. For the full terms of copyright for this document please click here. Last revision 2018-01-01.
© 2018,

Citation: Herreshoff #193007es Tern. Herreshoff Catalogue Raisonné. http://herreshoff.info/Docs/ES193007_Tern.htm.