Falcon II

Falcon II

Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
Falcon II
Boat Type: 
Old Sailing Clipper
Boat Length: 
58 ft
Boat Beam: 
15 ft
Boat Draft: 
5 ft 6 ins
Boat Displacement: 
50 tons
Boat Engine: 
1 x 75hp, 2 x 50hp Diesel
Boat Construction: 
Mahogany on oak
Boat Builder: 
Vosper, Portsmouth
Boat Year: 
1898
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When she was built and named Xebec in 1898, she was an ocean-going sailing clipper designed to carry casks of wine from Portugal to England. Only 58ft long, she was unusually small for sailing regularly across the notorious Bay of Biscay.

In 1935 she was converted into a private motor yacht, renamed Falcon II and given a 4 cylinder engine. At Dunkirk, she did 5 trips and took on 90 men on each occasion, bringing them back to Ramsgate. Her total score was 450 rescued and she survived unscathed.

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