STORK was one of three patrol boats built at the same time, although each one was subtly different. One of the other vessels, EAGLE, does not exist any more and the other, XEBEC, was rebuilt as a private yacht, renamed 'FALCON' and last heard of lying derelict at Hayling.
STORK was sunk by the Luftwaffe during the blitz on Plymouth and was re-floated and repaired, serving as a ferry after the War. She did not take part in the Dunkirk evacuation.
Her most recent owners purchased her in later years as dismantled parts and undertook a complete and sympathetic restoration. Many original features and equipment have survived and she has been renovated externally, as near as possible, to the original plans. STORK was sold again in 2008 to her current owners, and is currently moored in Maldon, Essex.
Vessel selected for Avenue of Sail, Queen's Diamond Jubilee Pageant on 3 June 2012
Sold to a broker by then owner Chris Dodd.
A Sustainability Grant of £500 for remedial work was made from the Strategic Development Fund of National Historic Ships UK
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