Lady Gay

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

Lady Gay

Lady Gay

Lady Gay

Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
Lady Gay
Boat Type: 
Motor yacht
Boat Length: 
36ft 2ins
Boat Beam: 
10ft 10ins
Boat Draft: 
3ft
Boat Displacement: 
13.84 tons
Boat Engine: 
2 x Nanni N4.50 engines
Boat Construction: 
Carvel, pitch pine on oak
Boat Builder: 
E G King & Son, Westcliffe-on-Sea
Boat Year: 
1934
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When Lord Alfred Dunhill, the chairman of the tobacco company, wanted a motor cruiser in 1934, he gave the commission to Zabell Bros. of Westcliffe-on-Sea, Essex. They subcontracted the job to E.G. King & Son and two local craftsmen, George Davis and his son Eric, designed and built it. In his eighties, Eric clearly recalled building Lady Gay.

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