Peggotty previously Nayland

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)

Veterans Cruise

The Annual Veterans Cruise will take place from Thames Motor Yacht Club, Hampton Court over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday 1st and 2nd September. Over 20 Little Ships are expected to support this important event.

On Saturday 1st September Little Ships will depart Thames Motor Yacht Club around 1300 and head downstream for a short service at the Dynamo memorial at Teddington Lock (around 1400). Little Ships will continue downstream and turn at Richmond before returning to TMYC. Veterans from the Falklands and other conflicts will be hosted.

1. September 2018 (All day) - 2. September 2018 (All day)

Peggotty previously Nayland

Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
Peggotty previously Nayland
Boat Type: 
Motor Yacht
Boat Length: 
37 ft
Boat Beam: 
10 ft 8 ins
Boat Draft: 
4 ft
Boat Displacement: 
16 tons
Boat Engine: 
Ford 4-cylinder Diesel
Boat Construction: 
Boat Builder: 
R J Perkins & Sons, Whitstable
Boat Year: 

Commander J. Glendinning RNR, in his report dated 5th June 1940 to the Naval Officer in charge, Ramsgate, told tersely how he took command of the tug Java on 28th May at 1430 and proceeded to Dunkirk with four drifters and five motor launches including the Nayland. They arrived off Bray Dunes on 29th May at 0100 and he anchored in three fathoms of water sending the motor launches to the beach in search of troops which "seemed to be hiding in the sands". All the vessels under his command proceeded to transfer soldiers from the beaches to the bigger ships offshore.

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