Gay Crusader

Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
Gay Crusader
Boat Type: 
Motor Yacht
Boat Length: 
35ft
Boat Beam: 
9ft
Boat Draft: 
3ft
Boat Displacement: 
11.59 tons
Boat Engine: 
Gray 4cyl petrol
Boat Construction: 
Mahogany on larch
Boat Builder: 
Gibbs, Teddington
Boat Year: 
1935

Sub. Lieut. T.H. Rodgers was Gay Crusaders? skipper when she went to Dunkirk and Tough's records show her crew as: B. Kearns, L.R. Missingen and C.H. Newers.

After the war, one of her owners had a serious accident in her, which badly damaged her starboard bow. Although this was patched up, she was then kept ashore and completely dried out so that her planks opened up. Her next owner had her re-caulked, but when he took her out, she nearly sank. He decided to cut his losses and sold her but the next owner had equally bad luck, this time with her engines, which let him down every time. Despite this long chain of woe and a series of owners she was rescued by the Dunkirk Little Ships Restoration Trust. They have now sold her to a new owner who has almost completed her restoration and intends to be at Dunkirk for the Reunion in June 2000

Source: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 11 & 19

Updated: 28/12/99

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vessel on ebay

hello im just wondering if this is the vessel listed on ebay at the moment date 06/09/2010 item number 270627845454 under the heading of "dunkirk boat cruiser for restoration"check it out finishing on
07 Sep, 201011:22:26 BST

I have photos and survey

I have photos and survey report of this vessel if anybody is interested.

Ian Montgomery 01304 827487