Llanthony

Llanthony

Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
Llanthony
Boat Type: 
Motor Yacht
Boat Length: 
77 ft 5 ins
Boat Beam: 
14 ft 6 ins
Boat Draft: 
5 ft 5 ins
Boat Displacement: 
61 tons
Boat Engine: 
2 x 350HP Caterpillar diesels
Boat Construction: 
Steel
Boat Builder: 
Camper & Nicholson
Boat Year: 
1934
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Rear-Admiral Robert W. Timbrell of the Royal Canadian Navy (Retired) was a newly-fledged Sub-Lieutenant stationed at Whale Island, Portsmouth, in May 1940 when he was summoned by an old Naval Captain sitting at his desk with a pile of paper in front of him. Twenty young officers had been told to report rather hastily after getting their gas masks, toothbrushes and shaving kit and they wondered what it was all about. Robert Timbrell knew better than to ask an irritable old Captain for details when he brusquely told him "to join the Llanthony".

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