Lydia Eva (steam drifter)

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The Lydia Eva
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Name: Lydia Eva.
HMS Watchmoor
Owner: Harry Eastick of Gorleston-on-Sea.
Mr. Geoffrey Banes of Caenarvonshire Yacht Company.
Maritime Trust.
Lydia Eva Trust.
Port of registry: Great Yarmouth
Builder: Kings Lynn Slipway Co. Ltd.
Laid down: 1930
Identification: Port Number YH89
Status: Museum: floating
General characteristics
Class and type: Sidewinder trawler
Tonnage: 138 grt 64 net
Length: 95 feet (29 m)
Beam: 20.6 feet (6.3 m)
Depth: 9.8 feet (3.0 m)
Installed power: Engine: 1930, Crabtree & Co. (R.H. Hutchinson), Triple Expansion, 10" + 17" + 28" x 20".
Boiler: 1961, Stockton Chemical Engineers & Riley Boilers Ltd., RT Scotch.

The Lydia Eva is the last surviving steam drifter of the herring fishing fleet based in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk[1]. The Great Yarmouth herring fleet had made the town the major herring port of the world in the early part of the 20th century.


  1. Ordnance Survey (2005). OS Explorer Map OL40 - The Broads. ISBN 0-319-23769-9.

External links

File:Lydia Eva Steam Drifter.jpg
Lydia Eva at Great Yarmouth