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T: 01795 503286E:

12 Market Place, Faversham, Kent ME13 7AE

A Steamship's Journey - Talk by Henry Clearly, the owner of VIC 56

FREE, unticketed Event.  All Welcome.


The VIC 56 is an 85 foot steamship, constructed in 1945 as part of the wartime shipbuilding programme and now preserved in working order by a small group of volunteers. VIC 56 is technically a steam coasting lighter or a "puffer".  She is one of the 98 Victualling Inshore Craft built to the orders of the Ministry of War Transport between 1941 and 1945, which were a part of the enormous Government wartime ship-building programme.


VIC 56 was one of two built by Pollocks of Faversham. Henry Clearly, the owner of VIC 56, will be coming to speak about the boat at a members and guests evening. With efforts to create a Heritage Harbour here in Faversham now is a good time to consider whether VIC 56 should come home to Faversham.


Further information about VIC56 is available on her website

Start:25th March 2019 at 19:30
End:25th March 2019 at 0:00
Venue The Faversham Society - Fleur Hall, off Gatefield Lane, Faversham
Category Meetings & Talks