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PHILANTE

PHILANTE

T.O.M. Sopwith's new luxury yacht "Philante" leaving Southampton for her trials.

History
United Kingdom
Name: MY Philante
Owner: T O M Sopwith
Ordered: 1936
Builder: Camper and Nicholsons, Gosport
Launched: 11 February 1937
Fate: sold to the Admiralty, September 1939

United Kingdom
Name: HMS Phila

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A real beauty!

She was badly damaged by fire about 1985. There was a plan to sell her. Robert Stigwood, owner of Jezebel, was interested. I suggested he should fix her up run her for charters and keep Jezebel as how own. In the end the Norwegians raised money to repair the ship.

Stephen
 

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