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Built by David Hillyard in 1924



Illawarra : Whatever Happened To ?
The above photograph of Illawarra is from Richard Blomfield. His father, Captain NC Blomfield owned her in the early 1950s in Jersey. He's contacted the HOA to try to find out what became of Illawarra and where she is now. I've been able to add one piece of information to what Richard already knew, which is that she was sold to an unknown owner in France in 1977, which is now (October 2017) the last known position. There's more of Illawarra's history under Captain Blomfield on the HOA website.

Illawarra Statistics
Built : 1924 by David Hillyard at Littlehampton, England
LOA : 30' 0"
LWL : 27' 6"
Beam : 8' 6"
Draught : 5' 7"
Displacement : 8 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 165751
OGA Boat Number : 0057
Signal Letters : MSWW  

Illawarra Custodians & Home Ports 
HJ Richmond (1960-1975-?) St Helier
CF Allen (1955-1959) Jersey
Captain Noel Cecil Blomfield (?-1954) Jersey
Aubrey B Jolly (1952-?) Jersey
Lt-Col HA Stevenson (1948-1951) Jersey
Solent Shipyards Ltd (?-1947) Portsmouth, England
Anthony E Lillie (1939-?) Portsmouth
H Jenner-Parson (1928-1938) Southampton
The Exors of the late BW Nicholson (?-1927) Southampton, England

Illawarra Links
Illawarra on the HOA website

Page last updated : October 2017


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