Latona

Latona

Latona

Latona

Latona

Latona

Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
Latona
Boat Type: 
Motor Yacht
Boat Length: 
30ft
Boat Beam: 
9ft 6ins
Boat Draft: 
2ft 6ins
Boat Displacement: 
9 tons
Boat Engine: 
Gray petrol
Boat Construction: 
Carvel
Boat Builder: 
Sam Emms, Kingston
Boat Year: 
1938
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Latona, in Greek legend was the mother of Artemis and Apollo, fathered by Zeus, whose jealous wife Hera made Latona ceaselessly roam the earth.

The Dunkirk Little Ship Latona is a 30ft. single-engine motor boat built by Boats and Cars at Kingston-on--Thames in 1938. She had to change her name to HMS Hamford when she was purchased a year later, to avoid being confused with the 2,600-ton fast mine-layer Latona (later sunk by Italian aircraft off Libya in 1941 and sister to Apollo). She served mainly with the commandos putting them ashore in their endless exercises.

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