Lydia Eva (steam drifter)


Steam Drifter Lydia Eva.jpg
The Lydia Eva
United Kingdom
  • Lydia Eva.
  • HMS Watchmoor
  • Harry Eastick of Gorleston-on-Sea.
  • Mr. Geoffrey Banes of Caenarvonshire Yacht Company.
  • Maritime Trust.
  • Lydia Eva Charitable Trust Ltd.
Operator: Lydia Eva and Mincarlo Charitable Trust Ltd.
Port of registry: Great Yarmouth
Builder: Kings Lynn Slipway Co. Ltd.
Laid down: 1930
In service: Regular experience / passenger days
Identification: Port Number YH89
Status: Museum ship
General characteristics
Class and type: Sidewinder trawler
Tonnage: 138 grt 64 net
Length: 95 ft (29 m)
Beam: 20.6 ft (6.3 m)
Depth: 9.8 ft (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 in the world in the early part of the 20th century. She is listed as part of the National Historic Fleet.


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

External links

  • Lydia Eva and Mincarlo Charitable Trust Limited - official museum site
Lydia Eva at Great Yarmouth
The steam engine