Nydia

Classic Boat Festival - St Katharine Docks

St Katharine Docks will again be hosting the Classic Boat Festival as part of the Totally Thames Festival. The Classic Boat Festival 2019 will take place over the weekend of 6-8 September 2019. It will be the 10th edition of the event.

The aims of the Classic Boat Festival are again two-fold; a reunion event for the owners of Classic Boats and their crews, and a public celebration of the maritime heritage of Classic Boats and St. Katharine Docks.

6. September 2019 (All day) - 8. September 2019 (All day)

Annual Veterans Cruise

Little Ships will congregate at Thames Motor Yacht Club on Friday 13th September.

On Saturday 14th Little Ships will depart TMYC at 1300 and proceed downstream to Teddington Lock. There will be a short commemorative service at the Dynamo Memorial around 1430 – all welcome. Little Ships will turn below Teddington Lock and proceed back up stream to supper at TMYC. Veterans from Korea, the Falklands and other conflicts will be hosted.

On Sunday 15th Little Ships will be joined by veterans from WWII including some of the last remaining veterans of the Dunkirk Evacuations.

14. September 2019 (All day) - 15. September 2019 (All day)

75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Antwerp - 6 to 8 September 2019

On September 3rd, 1944 General Montgomery ordered General Dempsey, head of the British 2nd Army, to occupy Antwerp. The 11th Armoured Division did just this on September 4th.
In September 2019 Antwerp will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation and the ADLS have been invited to join that event.

Planning for this event is at an early stage. Skippers interested in taking their Little Ship to Antwerp for this event should register their interest with the Hon Events Secretary events@adls.org.uk.

6. September 2019 (All day) - 8. September 2019 (All day)

Nydia

Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
Nydia
Boat Type: 
Motor Yacht
Boat Length: 
30 ft
Boat Beam: 
8.5 ft
Boat Draft: 
2.5 ft
Boat Displacement: 
8 tons
Boat Engine: 
1x 2 Cylinder Petrol
Boat Construction: 
Carvel
Boat Builder: 
Thornycroft
Boat Year: 
1928
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As early as 14th May 1940 the BBC announced that "the Admiralty requests all owners of self-propelled craft between 30ft. and 100ft. to send all particulars within fourteen days" so that they could be requisitioned. This was more an order than a request and by 26th May most of them were called into service.
At Dunkirk she ferried troops from the beach to the larger vessels lying offshore and she finally returned full of British and French soldiers. For the rest of the war, she was stationed in Chatham Dockyard.

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