St Mary's, Isles of Scilly - August 27, 1993
The passenger launch SWORDFISH II seen passing Town Beach, Hugh Town, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly. SWORDFISH II was an launch which was operated by John Hicks as part of the St Mary's Boatmen's Association fleet. However, John Hicks decided to operate independently of the association and converted the SWORDFISH II into an upmarket cruise launch which offered full day trips, which included calls at some of the uninhabited islands of the Scilly archipelago. A cabin was also provided for passengers whose numbers were limited to 12. As part of the cruise cream teas were served at anchor in a sheltered cove. Sadly after John left the islands SWORDFISH II changed hands, was subsequently damaged in a storm and eventually broken up. It's bow being preserved as a shelter overlooking Old Town Beach.