The VIC56 is an 85 foot steamship, constructed in 1945 as part of the wartime shipbuilding programme, and now preserved in working order by a small group of volunteers. Vic 56 is technically a steam coasting lighter or a "puffer". She is one of the 98 Victualling Inshore Craft built to the orders of the Ministry of War Transport between 1941 and 1945, which were a part of the enormous Government wartime ship-building programme.
VIC 56 was one of two built by Pollocks of Faversham.
Henry Clearly, the owner of VIC56, will be coming to speak about the boat at a members and guests evening. With efforts to create a Heritage Harbour here in Faversham now is a good time to consider whether VIC56 should come home to Faversham.
Further information about VIC56 is available on her website http://www.vic56.co.uk
This is a FREE event but we would ask that you please reserve your ticket(s) by using the RSVP booking form below. The Fleur Hall is behind the Fleur in Preston Street and accessed from Gatefield Lane.
VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE
12 Market Place, ME13 7AE
10am to 4pm - Monday to Saturday
10am to 1pm - Sunday (opening hours may vary)
FLEUR MUSEUM - FREE ENTRY
12-13 Preston Street, ME13 8NS
Open Fridays & Saturdays 11:00 to 15:00
11 Preston Street, ME13 8NS
10am to 3.30pm - Monday to Saturday
Off Stonebridge Way, ME13 7SE
Open Saturday and Sunday from 2-5pm