Folkestone Belle now Southsea Belle

Folkestone Belle now Southsea Belle

Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
Folkestone Belle now Southsea Belle
Boat Type: 
Motor Launch
Boat Length: 
50ft
Boat Beam: 
12ft 6ins
Boat Draft: 
3ft 6ins
Boat Displacement: 
49.5 tons
Boat Engine: 
Ford Sabre 6L
Boat Construction: 
Mahogany on oak and elm
Boat Builder: 
T.C. Letcher, Cowes, IoW
Boat Year: 
1928
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One day, forty years after Dunkirk, the passenger launch Southsea Belle was on her daily scheduled service, taking a load of visitors round Portsmouth harbour's heritage area, as she has been doing ever since Maurice Pearce bought her in 1972. She takes her trippers from Warrior, the first of the 'iron-clad' warships to the submarines of the modern Royal Navy, pointing out all the sights along the way.

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