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Camper and Nicholson - Maid Marion - where is she now?

Discussion in 'Vintage & Classic Yachts' started by JDWheeler, Jun 4, 2014.

  1. JDWheeler

    JDWheeler New Member

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    Good afternoon,

    I have been directed to this site as I am doing some research into a yacht which was made for my wife's great grandfather.

    Basically we were wondering if she still existed.

    She was built in 1938 by Camper and Nicholson and originally called Maid Marion.

    It was subsequently requisitioned during WW2.

    In 1947 was sold to Augustus J.Newman and re-named JAGUSY. In 1950 she was sold to the Emperor of Viet Nam and re-named HUONG GIANG. Subsequently she became RUNNING EAGLE, then CAMARGO V and then CHIMON.

    During its life it had six names:

    1). Maid Marion – Sir Harold Bowden
    2). Jagusy – Augustus J. Newman
    3). Huong Giang – Emperor Bao Dai of Veitnam
    4). Running Eagle - ??
    5). Camargo V - ??
    6). Chimon – John David Easton and Nelson Skalbania

    It then appeared to have been acquired by a Canadian syndicate who tried to refurbish it and sell it as a timeshare.

    The Miami News - Google News Archive Search

    (link is to a 1982 newspaper article archived by Google).

    I believe this led to a court case due to a dispute over a substandard refurbishment. She was impounded in the Florida Yacht Basin at one point (1982ish?). I think this resulted in "Chinom" being stripped out and abandoned somewhere (Caribbean?).

    Does anyone know what happened to her?

    Many thanks in advance.

    P.S. I appreciate this is my first post. Is it form to make a donation to the site or anything? Don't want to be all take!
  2. maldwin

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    She is a beautiful Yacht, and it is a great shame your wife's Great Grandfather was able to use her for such a short time before the war. It made me think of all the Russian owned Yachts which might be requisitioned by Putin in the near future. It doesn't take much imagination to see A in battleship Grey! I do hope you can find out what became of MAID MARION.
    Best,
    Maldwin Drummond
  3. Manusel

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    Here's a photo be Beken of Cowes. It's the only one I have ever been able to find of her.

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  4. Manusel

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    Oh, I have this one too as Camargo V

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  5. Manusel

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    First part of 1982 article

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  6. Manusel

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    second part

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    Third part

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  8. Manusel

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    In Southampton

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  9. Manusel

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    In Monaco

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  10. Manusel

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    Again in Monaco, not sure which vessel is on the left.

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  11. Manusel

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    Not sure of location

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  12. Manusel

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    Compact commemorating Maid Marion

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  13. Manusel

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    Probably Monaco

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    From "Straits Times"

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  15. Ken Bracewell

    Ken Bracewell Senior Member

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    Manusel,
    I'll say it again- your collection is impressive. I'll be watching for other threads that you post in.
    Thanks for offering to send me a DVD, but I'm very much of a gypsy, and rarely have a mailing address that's good for more than a week or two.
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    If the DVD is less than 5Gb its contents could be uploaded to a free dropbox folder and you could download it from there if he sent you a link to it Ken.
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    WOW..
    More great views and treasures.
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  18. petemnz

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    Hi folks, thanks to all those that posted photos of Maid Marion, I've been trying to track down one for ages. My father in law served on her as a bunting tosser from 1940 until demob. She was in an escort group on channel and west coast convoys until 1942 when she was transferred to Far East command and continued on escort duty in the Indian Ocean and Red Sea, ending up as a submarine base ship in Trincomalee.

    Just hoping someone might have a photo of her during that period.
  19. Paul samuel

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    Hi there.My father served on Maid Marion,during ww2.I have photos of him and crew during this time.
  20. Manusel

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    Paul, can you scan and post your photos?

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