Tom Tit

Tom Tit

Tom Tit

Tom Tit

Tom Tit

Tom Tit

Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
Tom Tit
Boat Type: 
Motor Yacht
Boat Length: 
40ft / 12.19 metres
Boat Beam: 
11ft 3in / 3.44 metres
Boat Draft: 
3ft 8ins
Boat Displacement: 
10.9 tons
Boat Engine: 
2 x Nanni 2.5 litre diesel
Boat Construction: 
Teak on rock elm
Boat Builder: 
K R Skentelbery, Plymouth
Boat Year: 
1938
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The part played by Tom Tit at Dunkirk is not on record because Ron Tomlinson and his brother Alan took her on impulse and without authority on 1st June 1940 from the end of Ramsgate Pier. Ron had been to Dunkirk the previous day as engineer of the trawler Tankerton Towers which was towed back full of French and British soldiers when her propeller had been fouled. When they disembarked their load at Ramsgate, Ron went home for a meal and a wash, but what he had seen over there did not let him rest.

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