Endeavour

Annual Veterans Cruise

The 2017 Veterans Cruise will take place over two days with up to 20 Little Ships based at Thames Motor Yacht Club, Hampton Court. Veterans from the Korean War, the Falklands, war widows and others will join the Little Ships on Saturday. On Sunday the Little Ships will carry Veterans from WWII including Dunkirk Veterans, Normandy Veterans, Arctic convoy Veterans, Costal Forces Veterans and – for the first time ever – ladies who served in the WRENS during WWII.

2. September 2017 (All day) - 3. September 2017 (All day)

'DUNKIRK' the Movie

'Dunkirk' will be released in theatres on July 21, 2017. Director Christopher Nolan has assembled a number of notable names for his upcoming (and first) war movie, chief among them being Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance and Harry Styles.

Also starring a number of the Association's Little Ships including Hilfranor, Nyula, Elvin, Papillon, MTB102, Caronia, Mary Jane, Endeavour, New Britannic, Mimosa, RIIS I and Princess Elizabeth.

21. July 2017 (All day) - 1. July 2018 (All day)

Veterans Cruise

As in the past several years the Veterans Cruise will take place over two days and be based out of Thames Motor Yacht Club.

Saturday 5th September sees the Little Ships departing TMYC close to Hampton Court at 1300 with Veterans from the Korean and Falklands campaigns along with War Widows and members of the Not Forgotten Association. The Little Ships will pass through the Barge Lock at Teddington around 1400 and head down stream to the Richmond barrier where they will turn to head back to TMYC.

5. September 2015 - 12:00 - 6. September 2015 - 12:00

Commemorative Cruise 2014 - Chatham, Kent

The 2014 Commemorative Cruise will see the Little Ships visiting Chatham on the River Medway. Over 20 Little Ships are expected to attend from the Medway, Thames, South and East Coast.

Little Ships will be mooring on the Home & Communities agency (HCA) pontoon which is located in Basin 1 by the HMS Chatham Bridge, access to the pontoon will be through MDL Chatham Maritime Marina lock on River Medway.

The programme of event will be as follows:

Friday 23rd/Saturday 24th - Dunkirk Little Ships arrive in Chatham
Saturday 24th - Free day

23. May 2014 (All day) - 26. May 2014 (All day)

Ostende voor Anker

Little Ships are invited to attend Ostend at Anchor. Details from the official invitation are shown below.
Skippers are requested to register their interest in attending with the Commodore.

The Festival – which has a reputation for being probably the most participant user-friendly in Europe, opens daily from 1000 hrs until 2000 hrs and has three popular aspects:

29. May 2014 (All day) - 1. June 2014 (All day)

Commemorative Return 2013 - Ipswich

2013 will see the Little Ships return to Ipswich for their Annual Commemorative Cruise. A service will be held dockside at Ipswich Haven Marina on Sunday 26th May commencing at 1100. All are welcome.

25. May 2013 - 12:00 - 27. May 2013 - 17:00

Annual Commemorative Cruise incorporating the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant - 2012

The 2012 Commemorative Cruise will be held in London, in West India Dock to coincide with the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant. The Pageant to be held at high water on the afternoon of Sunday 3 June 2012 and the event will see up to a thousand boats muster on the River Thames in preparation for Her Majesty The Queen to lead the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant. The Pageant celebrates Her Majesty's sixty years of service by magnificently bringing the Thames to life.
Little Ships will assemble in Barnes reach prior to the event.

1. June 2012 (All day) - 5. June 2012 (All day)

Annual Commemorative Cruise - Ramsgate

The annual Commemorative Cruise will see many of the Little Ships of the ADLS fleet return to the hospitality of Ramsgate Royal Harbour. It is anticipated that Little Ships will arrive independently on Thursday 26 through Saturday 28th. A quay side service will be held on Sunday 29th at 1100 at the Sailor's Chapel adjacent to the Royal Harbour. All are welcome. Weather permitting the Little Ships will form up outside the Harbour, after the Service of Remembrance, for a wreath laying ceremony. On Sunday evening, members and guests will attend an evening dinner at the Pegwell Bay Hotel.

27. May 2011 (All day) - 30. May 2011 (All day)

Endeavour

Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
Endeavour
Boat Type: 
Cockle Bawley
Boat Length: 
34ft
Boat Beam: 
12ft
Boat Draft: 
3ft 6ins
Boat Displacement: 
11.78 tons
Boat Engine: 
Ford 80hp
Boat Construction: 
Carvel, pitch pine on oak
Boat Builder: 
Cole & Wiggens
Boat Year: 
1926
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