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30' 1925 Frank Curtis DUNKIRK LITTLE SHIP - £52,000
|Year: 1925 Insure It|
|Length: 30 ft Survey It|
(US$81,541) Finance It
|Located in: Worcester, United Kingdom Transport It|
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Overall Length: 30'4" :: Waterline: 29'6" :: Beam: 8'9" :: Draught: 2'9" :: Displacement: 9 Tons TM
Engine: Twin 20hp Alisa Craig LB4 Petrol Engines :: Designer: Frank Curtis :: Builder: Frank Curtis :: Location: Middlesex
Sail: n/a :: Berths: Three :: Year: 1925 :: Price: £52,000
History & Description:
A unique and authenticated Dunkirk Little Ship fully restored throughout by a dedicated owner regardless of cost whilst retaining her twin LB4 12-20hp Alisa Craig 9-15Kw petrol engines which powered her across the English Channel in the dark days of 1940. Believed to be the only 'Little Ship' with her original Dunkirk engines which are understood to be the last known pair of 1931 Alisa Craig LB4 engines. The engines have been completely re-built during the later part of 2010 by Rolls-Royce of Chichester.
'Anne' has a fully documented history dating back to former owners Brigadier General Sir Frederick Meyrick, Bart. and Commander A F G Tracey R.N. and is included on the National Maritime Museum's list of small vessels of special importance. 'Anne' is featured in the July 1925 issue of The Motor Boat magazine following her completion for Mr N R Mellor of Helford, Cornwall.
The rescue of 385,000 British and French soldiers from the beaches of Dunkirk averted a great military disaster. Hundreds of motor-yachts like 'Anne' with her shoal-draft were pressed in to service to ferry service-men out to the off lying ships. In 2010 a flotilla of about fifty Little Ships once again made the crossing to Dunkirk to mark the 70th anniversary of Operation Dynamo. About two hundred Little Ships form the Association co-founded in 1964 by television journalist Raymond Baxter.
Construction & Description:
The accommodation offers a spacious saloon with port and starboard upholstered settee berths with additional pipecots if required. Drop-leaf cabin table and athwartships double berth panels. Skylight and bulkhead door to heads compartment with a chemical wc and washbasin.
Galley with two burner gas cooker having oven and grill. Stainless steel sink unit, coolbox and lockers.
Wheelhouse with port wheel steering and instrumentation. PVC side and rear canopy over cockpit area with seating and table, providing additional berths if required. Folding mahogany engine casings housing the fully restored (2008) Alisa Craig petrol engines. Raw water cooled, 13" bronze props. Two 8 gallo
|The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.|
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