1939. HMS Evadne, an armed yacht, became the new name of what was earlier the Evadne prominent in Bermuda waters before and at the outset of the war. She the pre-war pleasure palace of Sir Charles Richard Fairey, MBE, FRAeS, the famous British aircraft designer and founder of the Fairey Aviation Company who owned a home in Bermuda. She was custom-built in 1931.