Aberdonia

Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
Aberdonia
Boat Type: 
Motor Yacht
Boat Length: 
48ft
Boat Beam: 
11ft 3 ins
Boat Draft: 
4ft 6 ins
Boat Displacement: 
20 tons
Boat Engine: 
2 x Perkins M65 Diesels
Boat Construction: 
Carvel, teak
Boat Builder: 
Thornycroft
Boat Year: 
1935

Monarch

Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
Monarch
Boat Type: 
Passenger Launch
Boat Length: 
40 ft
Boat Beam: 
13 ft 6 ins
Boat Draft: 
3 ft
Boat Displacement: 
13 tons
Boat Engine: 
2 x Standard Diesel
Boat Construction: 
Pitch pine on oak
Boat Builder: 
Haywoods, Southend
Boat Year: 
Not known
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Monarch was built in Southend as a shallow draught beach boat and licenced to carry 73 passengers under sail. She was equipped with a 12ft long drop keel and Gaff rig.

During the 1930's two petrol/paraffin engines were fitted to enable her to work on the calmest of days. She would have been in this condition in May 1940.

Chico

Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
Chico
Boat Type: 
Motor Yacht
Boat Length: 
73ft
Boat Beam: 
16ft
Boat Draft: 
6ft 9ins
Boat Displacement: 
74.90 Grt
Boat Engine: 
2 x Gardner 6LXB Diesel
Boat Construction: 
Carvel, pitch pine on oak
Boat Builder: 
J.N. Miller & Son Ltd, Fife
Boat Year: 
1932
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Sir Malcolm Campbell, the holder between 1924 and 1948, of several of the world's land and water speed records, owned three fine yachts in succession and named each of them in turn 'Blue Bird' after his famous record-breaking car.

Nyula previously Betty

Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
Nyula previously Betty
Boat Type: 
Motor Yacht
Boat Length: 
40 ft
Boat Beam: 
9ft 6ins
Boat Draft: 
3ft 6ins
Boat Displacement: 
10.9 Grt
Boat Engine: 
Sole (Mitsubishi) 105 6 cyl 95hp Diesel
Boat Construction: 
Mahogany on oak
Boat Builder: 
Walton Yacht and Launch Works, Shepperton
Boat Year: 
1933
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Nyula (originally “Betty”) was built in 1933, and made her first appearance at the Motor Boat Exhibition at Olympia in October of that year. The Yachting Monthly (November) account reads......

Naiad Errant

Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
Naiad Errant
Boat Type: 
Motor Yacht
Boat Length: 
32 ft
Boat Beam: 
8 ft 3 ins
Boat Draft: 
3 ft
Boat Displacement: 
8 tons
Boat Engine: 
2 x Perkins 4107 Diesel
Boat Construction: 
Carvel wood
Boat Builder: 
Osborne, Littlehampton
Boat Year: 
1938/39
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Naiad Errant (adventurous water-nymph) was an unusual choice of name for the prototype of William Osborne?s ?Swallow Senior? class. Ralph Nightingale, a Wimbledon solicitor, paid ?1,000 for her. His log shows that from her launch at Littlehampton on the South coast in June 1939 he brought her in three days to Kingston upon Thames. He moored her there at Horace Clarks yard (now Turks? boatyard).

Willdora

Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
Willdora
Boat Type: 
Trawler (Scot. Yawl)
Boat Length: 
55 ft
Boat Beam: 
16 ft 6 ins
Boat Draft: 
5 ft
Boat Displacement: 
70 tons
Boat Engine: 
80 h.p. Kelvin
Boat Construction: 
Carvel
Boat Builder: 
Unknown
Boat Year: 
1901

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