Grey Mist

Grey Mist

Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
Grey Mist
Boat Type: 
Steel Twin Screw Schooner
Boat Length: 
116ft but now lengthened to 135ft
Boat Beam: 
19ft 6in
Boat Draft: 
9 ft 6 in
Boat Displacement: 
160 tons before lenthening
Boat Engine: 
Main Proulsion 2- 240 HP Caterpillar 3306 Bow thruster 1- 240 HP Caterpillar D334
Boat Construction: 
Steel
Boat Builder: 
Camper & Nicholsons
Boat Year: 
1920?
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In 1939 she was owned by Lady Maud Burton and Ronald Rothbury Burton. She was requisitioned in November 1939.

On 21st May 1940 Grey Mist was sent into Boulogne to act as a wireless radio link to the British forces defending the town. By the 22nd May she reported that the German tanks were less than 2 miles away and she departed for Dover with troops aboard. Boulogne finally fell on 25th May (see below).

http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/battles_boulogne_1940.html

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