Breda previously Dab II

Dab II now Breda

Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
Breda previously Dab II
Boat Type: 
Motor Yacht
Boat Length: 
Boat Beam: 
12ft 7ins
Boat Draft: 
3ft 4ins
Boat Displacement: 
31.94 tons
Boat Engine: 
2x 135hp Ford Sabre 6-cyl Diesels
Boat Construction: 
Carvel, pitch pine on oak
Boat Builder: 
J W Brooke & Co Ltd, Lowestoft
Boat Year: 

Colonel Hardy was incensed when the Royal Navy simply informed him by telephone that they had taken his motor yacht Dab II from the canal basin at Heybridge, on the river Blackwater in Essex, to take part in Operation Dynamo. His anger did not stem from a lack of patriotic fervour, but from the understandable feeling that he should have been given a chance to go with her. In fact, few of the owners went with the Little Ships.

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