R.N.L.B. LUCY LAVERS    /  LUCY               ON 167345


Builder:                        Groves & Gutteridge, IoW.    1940

Length:                         35ft 6ins Beam: 10ft 3ins Draft: 2ft 3.5ins

Displacement: 6 tons

Engine:                          5hp Weyburn petrol



1939 Built as R.N.L.B. LUCY LAVERS registered in London 234/1939, and

               stationed at Aldeburgh.  Took part in the Dunkirk evacuation.

1968 8 November.  Vessel acquired by Company of Town Pilots, Jersey and

              will be  renamed L’ESPERANCE.

1969 16 January. Bill of sale from R.N.L.I. To the Pilots.


1986          Bought by Dive & Ski Club of St. Helier ( Mike Gibson) and and

                renamed LUCY (LAVERS), spending much time at Sark. The

                vessels name and port of registry were never painted on the stern.

1997         Retired and stripped. Hull transferred to the Dunkirk Little Ships                 Restoration Trust, who arranged transport to Simon Evans boat yard

               at Sens in France.  

1998 10 July. Awaiting shipment to France.   

2008 14 May. Vessel is going to the East Coast to be restored by Graeme Peart.

2010 1 July. Vessel spotted at Stiffkey Norfolk Boat Yard



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    Vessel seen in use as Jersey Pilot cutter L’ESPERANCE, pictured June 4

  1981.                                                                                                                       2636  35.1k








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    LUCY arriving St. Peter Port June 29 1991.                                         601w  8.8k




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                   Below are four pictures of the vessel at her mooring outside

                    Creux Harbour, Sark taken on July 22 1996  




                                                                                                                                         Picture  :  PHOTO ONE  CP96/7/29a  






































   Seen at Sark                                                                                      307w  764k




                                                                                                                                          Picture  :  PHOTO ONE  CP96/7/30a







































                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       309w  697k





                                                                                                                                         Picture  :  PHOTO ONE  CP96/7/31a







































                                                                                                                                                      312w  565k





                                                                                                                                              Picture  :  PHOTO ONE  CP/7/32a






































                                                                                                                                                            314w  563k



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                                                                                                                                              Picture  :  PHOTO ONE  CP98/1/9








































   Stripped down and awaiting shipment, at La Collette boat park, January 13   1998, her engine canopy having been removed for later use in the restoration

  of  HOWARD D.                                                                                                                             203w  41.2k       





                                                                                                                                               Picture  :  PHOTO ONE CP98/4/0  







































  On a road trailer, awaiting transport to France July 10 1998.                      303w  451k






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   Another view of LUCY awaiting transport.                                                   305w  519k








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