Chloe II : Drifting In From The Past
Chloe II is one of the earliest Hillyards built and Lloyd's suggests that the design was from the pen of her first owner, Clive Mort. In researching her history, I realised that she is the same boat as Aelx, simply renamed. The names of four pre WWII owners were also found. Post war I've yet to find anything about her until 2009 when she appeared for sale in The Hillyarder. Given the financial climate since the 2008 financial crash, Chloe II may not survive the neglect she was then in.
An owner in the 1930s, Major AJ Marten, as a Lieutenant, fought in the 1899-1902 Boer War (Often now called The South African War). He distinguished himself for consistently good work with armoured trains. He was in the Northampton Regiment (2nd Battalion).
Chloe II being advertised in The Hillyarder, 2009
Chloe II Statistics
Built : 1925 by David Hillyard at Littlehampton, England
LOA : 22' 0"
LWL : 21' 10"
Beam : 7' 6"
Draught : 3' 2"
Displacement : 4 tons TM
Chloe II Custodians & Home Ports
FG Hocking (?-2009-?) Poole, Dorset, England
Major AJ Marten (?-1934-1939-?) Beaulieu, England
Charles S Tennent (?-1931-?) Sea View, Isle of Wight, England
Leonard SB Hull (1928-?) Sea View, Isle of Wight, England
Clive Mort (?-1927) Sea View, Isle of Wight, England
Chloe II Links
• None found (December 2016)
Page last updated : December 2016