Betsie Jane

Cruise Boat built 1938 by Saunders Roe, Cowes, Isle of Wight

Designated ensign Designated house flag

2135

Registered


Leisure Craft

Launch


Cruise Boat

Hamble


Private use

Chartering


No

Yes


09/01/2009

08/01/2013


Web site

www.blueboxexperiences.co.uk

Gallery


Propulsion

Motor

Inboard diesel


1952

None


None


Dimensions

To be confirmed

9.50 feet (2.90 metres)


40.00 feet (12.20 metres)

2.50 feet (0.76 metres)


0.00


History

Built in 1938 by Saunders Roe of Cowes, Isle of Wight, a motor cruiser of timber carvel construction and a diesel engine by Standard Motor Company, installed in 1952. BETSIE-JANE was commissioned by Lord Ebbisham in 1938. During World II she made two crossings to Dunkirk to assist the evacuations, her powerful engines enabling her to tow other vessels. The hull is virtually all original and there are many original fittings and cabinet work. Uffa Fox referred to her as "the finest example of the round bilge day cruiser we shall find".

Classic Boat (February , 2013) Saving Betsie Jane

Key dates

  1. 1938

    Built by Saunders Roe of Cowes Isle of Wight

  2. 1940s

    Took part in the Dunkirk evacuations

  3. 1991

    Puirchased by retired boatbuilder as restoration project

  4. 2007

    Purchased  and moved to Greenway Marine, London

  5. 2013

    Restoration continuing between charters and day trips- should be completed by end of year

Bibliography

  1. 2013 Classic Boat Saving Betsie Jane
If you are the owner of the vessel and would like to provide more details or updated information please contact info@nationalhistoricships.org.uk

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