Polly

Polly

Polly

Polly

Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
Polly
Boat Type: 
Auxiliary Cutter
Boat Length: 
28ft
Boat Beam: 
8ft 2ins
Boat Draft: 
5ft 7ins
Boat Displacement: 
Not known
Boat Engine: 
Hylland 4cyl petrol
Boat Construction: 
Carvel
Boat Builder: 
Cockerel Cruisers
Boat Year: 
1931
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In the 1930s they built some beautiful simple sailing boats, with none of today's gadgets to go wrong. But these craft demanded true sailing skills and fortitude from the people who sailed in them.

Polly had not been found when the book about the Little Ships of Dunkirk was written in 1989, but soon after it was published we had a letter from the son of one of Polly's crew. His father appears as part owner in the 1936 Lloyd's Register of Yachts, but that was later disputed by the other listed owner. The letter told us all about Polly's exploits before she was taken to Dunkirk.

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