Leigh cockle boat ENDEAVOUR was built in 1924. On 30 May 1940 she was requisitioned by the Admiralty with five other Leigh cockle boats to assist in Operation Dynamo, the rescue of the BEF from Dunkirk.
Since 2001 she has been restored to full working order and has re-visited Dunkirk with other ve
Hi I am trying to research my 32ft ex navy wood clinker cutter, I think she may have been aboard HMS Whitehall, how can I prove this, I know she came off an ex navy ship when being broke up at Barrow in Furness Docks by Thos Ward Shipbreakers after WW2, I have found a date on the stern, carved...
Spritsail and auxiliary engine, Sailing Barge Thyra, built and launched, Thursday, 18/12/1913, by Albert Alfred Hutson, Maidstone, for own account; Gross Registered Tonnage: 87.72; Net Registered Tonnage: 69.56; 25.97 x 6.00 x 2.01; retro-fitted, 1931, with 1 x 4 cylinder, 4-stroke, self-acting, oil
WWII hospital ship "Prague".
She was built by John Brown & co at their Clydebank shipyard in 1929, weighed 4,200 tons and was used on the Harwich-Hook crossing.
In 1939 she was requisitioned by the Navy and used in 1940 to evacuate from our forces from Dunkirk and in 1944 in the D-Day
Small part of stained glass window seen at Portsmouth Cathedral,
In memory of Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay, who was killed in action in 1945, he commanded the Seaborne forces at Dunkirk in 1940.