Mary Scott at one time Atanua

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)

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

Mary Scott

Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
Mary Scott at one time Atanua
Boat Type: 
R.N.L.I. Lifeboat
Boat Length: 
46ft 6ins
Boat Beam: 
12ft 9ins
Boat Draft: 
3ft 3ins
Boat Displacement: 
17 tons
Boat Engine: 
White petrol
Boat Construction: 
Boat Builder: 
J S White, Cowes, I o W
Boat Year: 

Launched in 1925 and getting on for middle age, in lifeboat terms, when she went to Dunkirk, the Mary Scott was towed there by the paddle steamer Empress of India together with two other small boats. Between them they took 160 men to their mother ship and when it returned fully laden to Dover, they made a journey with fifty men to another transport vessel.

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