White Orchid

White Orchid

Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
White Orchid
Boat Type: 
Motor Yacht
Boat Length: 
36 ft
Boat Beam: 
9 ft
Boat Draft: 
3 ft 6 ins
Boat Displacement: 
12 tons
Boat Engine: 
2 x Morris Petrol
Boat Construction: 
Carvel
Boat Builder: 
J A Silver, Rosneath
Boat Year: 
1932
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White Orchid (originally Aquila) was built by James A.Silver at Rosneath, Scotland, in 1932. She was a Dunkirk Little Ship which had led a distinguished and eventful life, grew old gracefully and finally died with dignity.

White Orchid got used to being in the limelight when, in 1935, she led the Thames Silver Jubilee procession in honour of King George V and Queen Mary up the Thames from Teddington Lock. After seven years as a gentleman's motor yacht, she was commandeered by the Royal Navy and went to Dunkirk with the rest of them, operating off the beaches of La Panne.

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