Tamzine

Dunkirk Veterans Day at the Imperial War Museum, London

The Imperial War Museum is proposing to hold a small celebration to mark the 70th anniversary of Operation Dynamo. Veterans of Operation Dynamo, their carers and any individual associated with the BEF in 1940 are invited to attend. Contact Eleanor Farrell, Senior Press Officer
Imperial War Museum
Lambeth Road
London
SE1 6HZ
T: 0207 416 5497
F: 0207 416 5396
E: efarrell@iwm.org.uk
or ADLS web-admin for further details. www.webadmin@adls.org.uk.

18. May 2010 - 11:00 - 14:30

Tamzine

Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
Tamzine
Boat Type: 
Open fishing Boat
Boat Length: 
14ft 7.5ins
Boat Beam: 
5ft 1.5ins
Boat Draft: 
1ft 6ins
Boat Displacement: 
Engine:
Boat Construction: 
Clinker, Canadian spruce
Boat Builder: 
Brockman & Titcombe, Margate
Boat Year: 
1937
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Named after the eighteen-year-old wife of a sailing skipper, who was drowned off the Isles of Scilly in an eighteenth century shipwreck and is said to be buried in the churchyard at St. Mary's, Tamzine is the smallest surviving open fishing boat to take part in Operation Dynamo. She is less than 15ft. long, clinker built, light yet strongly made and was designed for year-round fishing off the shore at Birchington in Kent. Her removable centre thwart - the oarsman's seat, - allowed five people to stand upright in her at anyone time and safely haul in the trawl net.

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