MY GIRL was built in Mevagissey Cornwall in 1931 as a pleasure boat; She was named after the musical ‘Me and My Girl’.
She was requisitioned by the Army for war service in 1939. She faithfully served Weymouth and Portland during the war years carrying troops, ammunition and supplies to Breakwater forts in Portland Harbour. She carried 250,000 men and covered some 20,000 sea miles.
In 1994 MY GIRL was presented with the Royal Artillery Pennant to honour her war service, and was represented with the Pennant in 2016. She is the only boat in the country to carry this Flag.
Since her return to carrying passengers My Girl has featured in Many TV programmes and nostalgia articles. The book ‘Weymouth at War’ tells her story.
After an extensive restoration period between 2013-2015 MY GIRL has returned to her former glory and still carries passengers around Weymouth and Portland.
Hamer, Geoffrey, Trip Out 1995/6 - A Guide to the Passenger Boat Services of the British Isles, G P Hamer, 1995
A Sustainability Award of £1000 towards the costs of installing a new engine was made from the Strategic Development Fund of National Historic Ships UK
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