- 1909 - 1945 Frances
The barge yacht LADY FRANCES was built in Maldon as an in 1909 by John Howard, of Maldon. One of the post-war owners was Cmdr. Charles Lamb, DSO DSC RN, whose wartime exploits are described in his book 'War in a String Bag'. He became the first Hon. Admiral of the Association of Dunkirk Little Ships. He helped to obtain the privilege of flying the Cross of St George. Since his death, in 1981, LADY FRANCES belonged to Charles Lamb's son, Jeremy.
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Leather, John, Barges: A photo of the craft under sail, hull lines, interior layout and builders history, Adlard Coles Ltd
Brann, Christian, The Little Ships of Dunkirk: 1940-1990, Collectors Books Ltd, 1989
Vessel built by John Howard, of Maldon
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