Chouette Of Mersey : Spotted on the Hamble in 2014
Chouette Of Mersey was spotted on the river Hamble in 2014 by the Bursledon Blogger who took a couple of photographs including the one above. I suspect this boat is the Earl of St Germans' (Lord Elliot's) first Alan Buchanan designed boat, an East Anglican design, built in 1957 and initially called Chouette. This boat became Chouette Of Fota Island in 1961 and I can trace her up to 1973. The Earl went on to commission two other Buchanan designed boats, also both called Chouette originally. The second is now Chouette of Burnham (13 ton) and the third Yavanna (24 ton).
Computer enhanced stern image photograph
Chouette Of Mersey Statistics
Built : 1957 by William King in Burnham-on-Crouch, England
LOA : 27' 9"
LWL : 21' 0"
Beam : 8' 0"
Draught : 4' 6"
Displacement : 7 ton TM
Lloyd's Register N° 187583
Chouette Of Mersey Custodians & Home Ports
Alfred & Noel Dalton (1971-1973-?) Cork, Ireland
Major Bertram Bell (1960-1970) Cork, Ireland
Lord Eliot (1957-1959) London, England
Page last updated : September 2017