mud berth

mud berth

[′məd ‚bərth]
(civil engineering)
A berth where a vessel rests on the bottom at low water.
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She was resting in a mud berth in Fingeringhoe marsh in Essex, where in 1939 she had been left by her previous owner, the Earl of Macclesfield, to quietly retire.
Over several decades she changed hands no fewer than 15 times, before spending 40 years in the mud berth from which she was finally rescued in 1975 when Richard bought her for pounds 1,000.
But if you grew up on the Hamble and Medina rivers during the 1960s, you may recall the melancholy spectacle of Velsheda and Endeavour lying dismasted in their mud berths.