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Everard Thames Barge 1966

Everard Thames Barge 1966

I think it was the Will Everard but no doubt somebody can confirm this. She was still a working vessel at the time we passed her in the English Channel

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Coming South one time towards the Thames on the 'Aptity' we came across the 'Will Everard' laying becalmed off Haisboro. We got a line aboard her and towed her right through Yarmouth Roads until she slipped us off Southwold and went on her way. No V.H.F in those days but a good strong voice and the Aldis lamp when it was dark. Great days !!! Regards
 

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Hi Awateah great stuff.

Can you confirm that this is the Will Everard. I heard that she is now trading as a company conference/junket type vessel and is just named 'Will' now.
 

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i think your spot on ,,she was sold in 1966 and was just named "WILL"
 

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EVERARD BUILT 4 OF STEEL HULLS ETHELL "FRED " " WILL" "ALF"
"ETHELL WAS LOST AT DUNKIRK , FRED AND ALF CUT DOWN TO MOTOR COASTERS IN 1940 AND " WILL" IS THE ONLY ONE LEFT IN 1966 .
THEY WERE A SIGHT TO BEHOLD
ALL THE BEST YAN DOWN ERE
 

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Hi Captkenn
'Will Everard' sold by Everards Nov 12 1966 to Vernon S.Harvey, Royston and renamed 'Will'. 1971 sold to John R Hobbins. 1974 Re-Engined with a 6cyl.4SA Gardner. Nov 1976 sold to Overseas Containers Ltd, London. 1986 Sold to P&O.Containers Ltd, London. 1987 Owners became P&O Steam Navigation Co that was up to 1990 & still in service (Thanks to Capt Ken Garrett. Everard of Greenhithe). Regards
 

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I believe in her P&O days she had a lady as Master (is that the correct term?)

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Hi Peter,
I think 'Ships Monthly' did an article on her when they did the series ' A Captain & his ? Ship' Regards
 

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awateah2 said:-
I believe in her P&O days she had a lady as Master (is that the correct term?)
Wouldn't she be the Ship's Mistress?
 

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Sailed with a few of those !!!!!!
Incidently , there is a photo of the S B Will in the gallery , posted by phill
Regards
 

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awateah2 aid:-
Incidently , there is a photo of the S B Will in the gallery , posted by phill
Thanks awateah -- but I think she looks better doing her thing -- with a cargo, a Skipper, a boy and a dog aboard!
 

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