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Mosquito Fleet III, building the schooner Jillian Crouch

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The premier of Mosquito Fleet 3 DVD, the third DVD about South Australian Ketches, which is about the construction of the Jillian Crouch between 1945 and 1948, with colour film of the ship being built, the launch, and trial trips.

Building the Jullian Crouch

In 1945, Reginald Crouch designed and began construction of an unusual, composite hull, three masted, auxiliary trading schooner for the southern Australia coast.

So soon after WWII, men and materials were in short supply.

As well a working alongside the Port Adelaide shipwrights, Reg recorded the construction on his 16mm movie camera using early colour film.

Jillian Crouch, who the vessel was named after, will be our special guest.

Don’t miss this chance to purchase the Mosquito Fleet 3 DVD

Join us for dinner at the British before the meeting, from 6:00 p.m. 

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