Jean

JEAN
Today’s photo is of the launch Jean, sent in by Nick Davenport, whose grandfather – Stanley Bell-Booth owned her. Nick knowns little of her history and would love to learn more as to her past and what became of her. In my eye, there is a lot of Romance II to her – possibly a Bailey & Lowe?

Stanley Bell-Booth went on to own the Lidgard built launch Almaray, we will feature her in another WW story.
So woodys can we help Nick out?

Input from Harold Kidd – I didn’t know that Stan Bell-Booth owned this JEAN. Other launches he owned were BERNICE (1922) his father perhaps?, ATAROA (ex SPEEDWELL II) 1930-34,LADY PATRICIA (1943-48) and ALMARAY of course (1946 onwards).
There were many JEANs. I think this one was owned originally by S.H. Leyland and built for him by T M Lane & Sons in 1919, but there were so many it’s a jungle.

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4 thoughts on “Jean

  1. Nah not really a jungle- Harold this is the Jean in many other photographs, I recall in a photo of Jack brooke with a speedboat? And many papers past images etc

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  2. I didn’t know that Stan Bell-Booth owned this JEAN. Other launches he owned were BERNICE (1922) his father perhaps?, ATAROA (ex SPEEDWELL II) 1930-34,LADY PATRICIA (1943-48) and ALMARAY of course (1946 onwards).
    There were many JEANs. I think this one was owned originally by S.H. Leyland and built for him by T M Lane & Sons in 1919, but there were so many it’s a jungle.

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  3. Hi woodies does anyone have any information on the mv Katoa currently berthed in Nelson she is on trade me at the moment for sale

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  4. I have a feeling Bell-Booth also owned one of the 4 of the group, CASTAWAY, OKE BAY, LADY NOELENE OR ALOFA, around the end of WWII or in the early ’50s-– Looking forward to the ALMARAY post,– knew her so well when she was new — KEN R

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