At the time of registration, ELVIN had just completed a two year professional restoration, retaining as much originality as possible, although she now has two modern diesel engines installed.
The vessel had a well documented role in the Dunkirk evacuation of May/June 1940. In the1950s, she was sold to the Portugese Marquis of Pombal, during which time she travelled to Monte Carlo & Gibraltar, before spending a long time in Portugal. She returned to England in 2008.
ELVIN took part in the Dunkirk memorial return in 2010 and was selected to participate in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Pageant in 2012.
Palmer, S, ADLS News: Ostend to Anchor, pp16-17, Spring 2015
- 1937 Vessel built by Clapson & Sons, Barton-on-Humber
- 1940 Took part in Dunkirk evacuation in May/June
- 1950s Vessel sold to Portugese Marquis of Pombal
- 2008 Vessel returned to England
- 2010 Vessel took part in Dunkirk memorial return
Took part in the 75th Anniversary Return to Dunkirk commemorations. Source: ADLS
She took part in the filming of Christopher Nolan's new film "Dunkirk" in which she can be seen a number of times.
Elvin circumnavigated the British Isles. She left the Thames, turning right at North Foreland to the Channel Isles then round Land's End, up the Welsh coast to Isle of Man,across to Southern and then Northern Ireland, over to lots of Scottish Isles then across to Outer Hebrides, round Cape Wrath to Orkneys and Shetlands then down the East Coast and back to the Thames including a visit to Barton on Humber, back to the yard where she was built 80 years ago this year.
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