Elvin

Elvin

Elvin

Elvin

Elvin

Elvin

Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
Elvin
Boat Type: 
Motor Yacht
Boat Length: 
35ft
Boat Beam: 
9ft
Boat Draft: 
6 ft
Boat Displacement: 
14.5 tons
Boat Engine: 
2 x 25hp Ford
Boat Construction: 
Pitch pine on oak
Boat Builder: 
Clapson and Sons, Barton-on-Humber
Boat Year: 
1937
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Lieut. Commander Buchanan had been invalided out of the service when war began, but on 29th May 1940, he heard on the 9 o'clock news that the Admiralty wanted enginemen for yachts and he applied at once. Next day, he went to Robinson's yard at Oulton Broad and took charge of the engines in the estuary cruiser Elvin. Her two 25hp Highlander petrol/paraffin motors needed all his skills! The crew, when they set out for Ramsgate, consisted of himself, a young Sub-Lieut.

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