Ard Chuan in the slipway in Porto Cisto, Mallorca in May 1963
Photograph courtesy of John and Carol Mills
Ard Chuan's Atlantic Crossing
Ard Chuan is in the Lloyd's Registers from 1930 up to 1970 at which point she was removed by Lloyd's because she had been “Sold to the USA”. In fact, a recent communication with John and Carol Mills has revealed that it was they who, in 1968/1969 sailed Ard Chuan across the Atlantic, selling her in late 1969, a month after they arrived. In the HBA archives was a most interesting photograph of Ard Chuan half way across the atlantic with a Warship close by. This photograph will be explained more fully in a forthcoming article in the New Year 2018 edition of Crusing Yachts.
Ard Chuan Statistics
Built : 1930 by Dickies of Tarbert
LOA : 26' 0"
LWL : 22' 5"
Beam : 8' 6"
Draught : 4' 4"
Displacement : 6 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 161788, Greenock
Ard Chuan Custodians & Home Ports
Tim Tilley (?-1996-?) Charleston SC, South Carolina, USA
Edgar Shealy (?-1991-?) South Carolina
Howard Varner (1969-?) Patuxant River, Maryland, USA
John and Carol Mills (1962-1969) Conwy, Wales
Dr Hunter Gillies (1960-1962) Tighnabruich, Clyde, Scotland
AR Biggar (?-1959) Greenock, Scotland
OF Lawson (?-1947-1954-?) Greenock, Scotland
WS Dickie (?-1931-1939-?) Greenock, Scotland
Ard Chuan Links
• An article on Ard Chaun will appear in Cruising Yachts in January 2018
Page last updated : December 2017