In January 1942, a target of £14,000.00 was set for the people of Canvey Island to finance a Harbour Defence Craft. The actual amount of money raised in was £29,280-19s-3d. The vessel allocated to Canvey Island was H.M.M.L. 115. There are no records of H.M.M.L. 115 actually coming to Canvey Island, only members of the crew who attended a Civic Ceremony to exchange plaques. This invitation to the people of Canvey Island today is to raise the target of £500.00 which will bring H.M.M.L. 115 to the ‘Island’ in the form of a professionally built Museum quality model 50 inches long.
This model will be permanently displayed along with the Plaque in The Bay Museum, Western Esplanade, Canvey Island.
David Thorndike (Trustee)
The Bay Museum
11 Mayland Avenue
Essex SS8 0DL