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Original Text (Annotation: EPW037024 / 1141585)

' the 75ftloa. TSMV "Julia Freke" of the Southend Motor Navigation Co, built by Haywards of Southchurch, behind the Kursaal. Having just completed the Board Of Trade's Annual Inspection for her Passenger-carrying License renewal, the "Julia Freke" was commandeered by Royal Navy for use in Dunkirk evacuation;and at the end of the War in 1945, she was the only vessel returned to the SMNCo, having survived service at Dunkirk and then after that RN service as a coastal minesweeper. '