Much Admired Yacht Has New Owner
It is now signed, sealed and delivered; Alexa has a new owner. Constructed of first-class materials and with a high standard of workmanship this is indeed a desirable yacht. All the more so for it being over forty years since she was last on the market.
Many of her adventures in the late 1950s under the command of Captain C W McMullen DSC RN are recorded in the Royal Cruising Club Journals. In particular, his article on an Eastabout Cruise of the United Kingdom was awarded the RCC Challenge Cup in 1958.
She's well know to members of the Association for she was the much loved yacht of Patrick Gibson, a former chairman.
I'm looking forward to hearing of her adventures under the new Skipper.
Built : 1934 by K R Skentelbery of Plymouth
LOA : 29' 6"
LWL : 25' 0"
Beam : 8' 9"
Draught : 4' 9"
Displacement : 8 tons TM
Lloyd's Registration N° : 162916, Plymouth
Alexa Custodians & Home Ports
Sara Fentiman (2014-2017...) Birdham Pool, Chichester
Patrick & Lesley Gibson (?-2014)
Rear Admiral Robert Spencer Warne CB CBE (1973-1985-?) Chichester
Capt. C W McMullen DSC RN (1958-1972, as Alexa) Bosham
Lt. Col. RPJ Mitchell (?-1947-1958) Plymouth
Dr. W Brownlow-Smith (1938-1939-?) Plymouth
Dr. G A Gassman (1934-1937) Plymouth
In the New Year's Honours of 1945, Captain RS Warne, commanding the Third Submarine Flotilla, received the CBE, not only for the work of operational submarines under his command, but for bringing forward and working up a large number of new and refitted submarines.
Photograph from the Imperial War Museum
Page last updated : April 2017