LEIGH’s famous ‘Little Ship’ the Endeavour joined other boats for a celebration sail in honour of the Coronation of King Charles III.
The Endeavour, a boat which helped evacuate soldiers from Dunkirk in World War Two, took part in the sail as part of her new season.
Crewed by members of The Endeavour Trust, she charted a course on May 4 from the causeway at Holehaven Creek by the ‘Lobster Smack’ pub on Canvey, and headed to St Katharine’s Dock, for the momentous occasion, which saw her united with 32 other ‘Dunkirk Little Ships’ in the centre basin of the docks.
Leigh Endeavour Trust members sailed up the River Thames, a proud vessel in the procession and a key part of British naval history.
Chris Burls, membership secretary of the Leigh Endeavour Trust, said: “This is an opportunity for our members to get closer to the boat, which is the main reason we’re doing it.
“We are inviting members to come aboard as it’s very difficult to get them on normally, they’ll be able to come aboard and have a look at the features with the general public being able to view from afar.”
The Endeavour sailed back after the event on May 7.
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