Thamesa previously Minnehaha

Annual Veterans Cruise; Kingston on Thames to Weybridge Mariners

The Annual Veterans Cruise is one of the most important events in the ADLS calendar. Originally conceived as an opportunity to reunite participants in Operation Dynamo with the Little Ships, the event now includes Veterans from D-Day and other operations of WWII.

13. September 2009 - 9:30 - 18:00

Thames Traditional Boat Rally

The Thames Traditional Boat Rally is, simply put, a huge 2-day display of the very finest-looking traditional boats one can see. It was the dream, back in 1977, of a few keen boaters. Most of these were members of the River Thames Society, others were members of the Inland Waterways Association or Thames boat clubs. Their idea was to encourage owners of traditional craft to cherish and restore them to all their former glory, as well as to continue to use them upon the river.

18. July 2009 (All day) - 19. July 2009 (All day)

Thamesa previously Minnehaha

Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
Thamesa previously Minnehaha
Boat Type: 
Motor Yacht
Boat Length: 
40ft 6ins
Boat Beam: 
10ft 3ins
Boat Draft: 
4ft 6ins
Boat Displacement: 
15 tons
Boat Engine: 
2x 60hp Thornycroft
Boat Construction: 
Boat Builder: 
J Samuel White, Cowes IoW
Boat Year: 

The Teddington boatyard of Tough Brothers played a prominent part in the story of Dunkirk. Here, some of the hastily requisitioned boats from the upper Thames were collected, and from Teddington they set out in convoy on the first part of their journey. Tough's files record, in Douglas Tough's handwritten notes, the civilian boatmen from around London who were assigned to individual craft and whose names crop up again and again as they served on different boats under naval command.

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