Matoya

Matoya

Matoya

Matoya

Matoya

Matoya

Matoya

Matoya

Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
Matoya
Boat Type: 
Motor Yacht
Boat Length: 
50ft
Boat Beam: 
12ft 3ins
Boat Draft: 
4ft
Boat Displacement: 
26 tons
Boat Engine: 
2 x 40/52hp Diesel
Boat Construction: 
Carvel, larch on oak
Boat Builder: 
J Husk & Son, Wivenhoe
Boat Year: 
1930
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Designed by A.M. Coulson and built by J. Husk & Son, Wivenhoe, Matoya was on the upper Thames when Douglas Tough's watermen collected her for service at Dunkirk. Their record shows a crew of three, J. Jameson, L. Milson and A. Crump - presumably civilians, but no log survives of her exploits during the evacuation. She continued in war service on yacht patrol and was damaged while putting the crew aboard a drifter, which then struck a mine and blew up. The Matoya lost her propellers, her rudder and part of her keel. She was next heard of as an auxiliary fire float on the Thames.

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