Commemorative Cruise 2014 - Chatham, Kent

The 2014 Commemorative Cruise will see the Little Ships visiting Chatham on the River Medway. Over 20 Little Ships are expected to attend from the Medway, Thames, South and East Coast.

Little Ships will be mooring on the Home & Communities agency (HCA) pontoon which is located in Basin 1 by the HMS Chatham Bridge, access to the pontoon will be through MDL Chatham Maritime Marina lock on River Medway.

The programme of event will be as follows:

Friday 23rd/Saturday 24th - Dunkirk Little Ships arrive in Chatham
Saturday 24th - Free day

23. May 2014 (All day) - 26. May 2014 (All day)

Commemorative Return 2013 - Ipswich

2013 will see the Little Ships return to Ipswich for their Annual Commemorative Cruise. A service will be held dockside at Ipswich Haven Marina on Sunday 26th May commencing at 1100. All are welcome.

25. May 2013 - 12:00 - 27. May 2013 - 17:00




Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
Boat Type: 
Motor Yacht
Boat Length: 
52 ft
Boat Beam: 
12 ft 6ins
Boat Draft: 
5 ft
Boat Displacement: 
Not known
Boat Engine: 
Originally Gleniffer Diesel now replaced with a Gardner Diesel
Boat Construction: 
Boat Builder: 
The Admiralty
Boat Year: 

Charles Herbert Lightoller, born in March 1874, started as an apprentice on a sailing barque in Liverpool at fourteen, was ship-wrecked in the Indian Ocean in 1889 and was Second Officer on the Titanic when she sank in 1912. After diving from the stricken vessel, he reached a raft and was eventually saved by the Carpathia. In World War I, he earned the DSC hunting German U-boats, one of which he rammed and sank.

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