31st July 2005, 12:01
Has anyone any info on service, fate or photos of 30ft overall launch Jane Burnyeat which operated on Medway and Thames by Burnyeat, Dalzell and Nicholson Ltd.
Main work was to meet tankers and cargo ships entering these estuaries, also to take urgent supplies to them.
Built by R.J. Prior and Son at Burnham-on-Crouch in 1952.
27th October 2005, 12:20
I have a history of the company but no specific information about the launch.
27th October 2005, 14:26
Looking again I have found:
"....for a period after the war (1939-1945) the London branch used the launch Jane Burnyeat, equipped with radio telephone, to get orders from the tankers off the jetties at the Isle of Grain.The reorganisation of transport and tanker berthing arrangements have now made the use of a launch in the London area unneccessary and the Jane Burnyeat is now based at Milford Haven."
Ramornie Wharf between Dod Street and Limehouse Cut
L.T.C. Rolt, p52 'Mariners' Market: Burnyeat Limited growth over a century.' 1961
8th December 2005, 10:37
A belated thank you for your reply re above.