New Britannic

New Britannic

Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
New Britannic
Boat Type: 
Passenger Boat
Boat Length: 
54ft
Boat Beam: 
15ft 6ins
Boat Draft: 
3ft 6ins
Boat Displacement: 
22 tons
Boat Engine: 
Perkins Diesel
Boat Construction: 
Carvel, pitch pine on oak
Boat Builder: 
Frank Maynard, Chiswick
Boat Year: 
1930
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New Britannic, a 56' passenger launch, originally built to carry up to 117 passengers operating trips from Ramsgate, was ideal for the job of rescuing men from the beaches. Coxswain W. Mathews of the Royal Navy took her over from her owner, Charlie Priddle of Ramsgate to go to Dunkirk. Built to carry a full load of passengers in safety, with easy access to her 54ft. open deck, a shallow 3ft. 6in. draft and a powerful 65hp Lister engine to pull her clear of the sands, she was the ideal boat for the job.

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