Deenar

Thames Traditional Boat Festival Friday 14th - Sunday 16th July, Fawley Meadows, Henley - on - Thames

17 Little Ships are registered to attend this not-to-be -missed event on the banks of the River Thames at Henley. Little Ships will sail past on each day of the Festival at a time to be confirmed in the programme. However it is expected that the sail past will be mid afternoon.

The Association is particularly pleased to welcome 'Anne' and 'Deenar' after lengthy restoration.

14. July 2017 (All day) - 16. July 2017 (All day)

Deenar

Deenar

Deenar

Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
Deenar
Boat Type: 
Naval Pinnace
Boat Length: 
32ft
Boat Beam: 
8ft
Boat Draft: 
2ft 6ins
Boat Displacement: 
Not known
Boat Engine: 
BMC 3.8L Diesel
Boat Construction: 
Double-skinned teak
Boat Builder: 
The Admiralty
Boat Year: 
1917
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Many of the Dunkirk Little Ships came from the Thames which was then alive with well-found cruising boats built only just before the war and ideal for the task. The Thames is still where some of the 'lost' Dunkirk ships are to be found, often by a member of the Association with an eye for a boat from the thirties. The Association's Archivist then gets to work looking into their records, registration forms and the Dunkirk documents in his collection. Some-times, the details which emerge are heroic, often amusing and, on occasion, even a little scandalous!

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