Our Lizzie

Visit to Portsmouth Harbour and the Royal Yacht Squadron

On Monday June 3rd Veterans of the D-Day landings will travel to Normandy aboard a commercial ferry. The ferry will be escorted out of Portsmouth Harbour by classic vessels of the period and the ADLS has been invited to take part in this 75th anniversary event. Prior to this event the Little Ships will be on display in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
After the event it is hoped the Little Ships will visit the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes.

1. June 2019 (All day) - 5. June 2019 (All day)

Our Lizzie

Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
Our Lizzie
Boat Type: 
Auxiliary Ketch
Boat Length: 
46ft
Boat Beam: 
14ft
Boat Draft: 
6ft
Boat Displacement: 
19.6 tons
Boat Engine: 
Perkins 4-236 Diesel
Boat Construction: 
Pitch pine on oak
Boat Builder: 
Oliver, Porthleven, Cornwall
Boat Year: 
1920
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Our Lizzie was built at Mounts bay, Porthleven, Cornwall as a fishing lugger. She was towed across the harbour by 'Brewsters Fairground Steam Engine' then turned and expertly lowered into the water. Oliver-built boats were always launched bow first. These drifters were a hybrid, following the earlier fast sailing luggers which had a tall, dipping lug foresail tacked to the stem-head and a standing lug mizzen sheeted to a longer outrigger.

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