Sittingbourne Ship Builders

At one time Milton Creek at Sittingbourne was by far the largest of the ship/barge building areas on the Kentish Swale. Barges for the transport of raw materials, bricks and paper were built here, and during the Second World War, minesweepers, torpedo boats and harbour launches were constructed at Sittingbourne.

 Raybel SHMI01071 h

The sailing barge Raybel (pictured at her launch in 1920) has recently returned to Milton Creek for restoration - see Projects