Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
Boat Type: 
Motor Yacht
Boat Length: 
41 ft
Boat Beam: 
9 ft
Boat Draft: 
3 ft 10ins
Boat Displacement: 
6.56 tons
Boat Engine: 
2 x Perkins Diesel
Boat Construction: 
Carvel; mahogany on oak.
Boat Builder: 
Walton Yacht and Launch Works, Walton-on-Thames
Boat Year: 


This short history aims to set down a reasonably accurate narrative of Hilfranor’s life over the last seventy years. It is a worthy subject as she must be one of very few former Royal Naval vessels who saw service in the Second World War, are still afloat, went to Dunkirk to help with the evacuation, was sunk, was re-floated, and resumed her service in the Senior Service.

Annual Veterans Cruise; Kingston on Thames to Weybridge Mariners

The Annual Veterans Cruise is one of the most important events in the ADLS calendar. Originally conceived as an opportunity to reunite participants in Operation Dynamo with the Little Ships, the event now includes Veterans from D-Day and other operations of WWII.

13. September 2009 - 9:30 - 18:00

Thames Traditional Boat Rally

The Thames Traditional Boat Rally is, simply put, a huge 2-day display of the very finest-looking traditional boats one can see. It was the dream, back in 1977, of a few keen boaters. Most of these were members of the River Thames Society, others were members of the Inland Waterways Association or Thames boat clubs. Their idea was to encourage owners of traditional craft to cherish and restore them to all their former glory, as well as to continue to use them upon the river.

18. July 2009 (All day) - 19. July 2009 (All day)
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