Fortuna III : Sister Ship to Nancy Blackett
Fortuna III is a sister ship to Nancy Blackett, the boat once owned by Arthur Ransome and the focus of his seventh Swallows and Amazons book, “We Didn't Mean To Go To Sea". She popped up For Sale on eBay in May 2018, with a starting price of £2,495 and on the hard at Watchet Marina, in North Devon.
Fortuna III Statistics
Built : 1931 by David Hillyard at Littlehampton, England
LOA : 28' 6"
LWL : 26' 0"
Beam : 8' 0"
Draught : 4' 6"
Displacement : 7 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 162820
Signal Letters : MSCP
OGA Boat : N° 7062
Fortuna III Custodians & Home Ports
Timothy Greene (?-2010-?) Tollesbury, England
JH Walker (1973-1976-?) Hull, Yorkshire, England
DW Poole (1970-1972) Whitby, Yorkshire, England
RAL Read (1969) Littlehampton, England
ES Smith (1967-1968-?) Littlehampton, England
Clifford W Nott (1965-1966) Portsmouth, England
WJ Simmons-Hodge JP (1953-1964) Falmouth, Cornwall, England
Wing Comdr Desmond Spencer MBE (1948-1952) Littlehampton, England
RA Mallet MC (1939-1947) Littlehampton, England
George L Williams MC BSc (1937-1938) Littlehampton, England
L Wheatley Bennett (?-1936) Littlehampton, England
Lt-Col FJB Wingfield Digby DSO TD DL (?-1932-1934-?) Littlehampton, England
Page last updated : May 2018