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 http://www.vic56.co.uk
|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|