Ghosting in from the past
Adolfo Ceño has sent in the above recent photograph of Svalen* and so is awarded a pink star for an update on a Harrison Butler designed boat that the Association had not heard about for many years. We're trying to find out a little more detail about her recent history, and in particular how she came to be a spanish boat. What I can tell from searching the Lloyd's Registers is that she was originally called Memory until about 1948, then Helen Jane until 1954, then Svalen *.
Incidentaly, either an error or a correction is introduced into the Lloyd's registers from 1965 onwards when her year of Svalen's* build is changed from 1939 to 1941.
This following lovely photograph of Svalen* was handed on to me when I took over the website in 2013.
Built : 1939 by Alfred Lockhart (Marine) Ltd, Brentford
LOA : 21' 7"
LWL : 19' 0"
Beam : 7' 1"
Draught : 4' 0"
Displacement : 4 tons TM
Svalen Custodians & Home Ports
Adolfo Ceño (?-2015-2016...) Spain
Paul & Jenny Goodhand (Past owners)
Anthony Gaze (1997-?)
Grant & Dulcie Adams (1980-c1982) East Coast
Frank R Fielding (1972-1980) Heybridge
JJ Barber (1971) Heybridge
AA Picton (1969-1970) Heybridge
KP Butcher (1966-1969) Heybridge
JC Horrell (1959-1965) Heybridge
GF Bullen (1955-1958) Lowestoft
GHB Wilson OBE MC AFC JP (?-1949-1954)
John H Corah JP (?-1947-?)
Page last updated : December 2017