White Wing

White Wing

Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
White Wing
Boat Type: 
Motor Sailer
Boat Length: 
28ft
Boat Beam: 
8ft 6ins
Boat Draft: 
3ft
Boat Displacement: 
6.5 tons
Boat Engine: 
2 x Morris Navigator
Boat Construction: 
Teak on oak
Boat Builder: 
Osborne, Littlehampton
Boat Year: 
1939
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There could be no better evidence of White Wing's participation in Operation Dynamo. A.D. Divine DSM, whose book Dunkirk was published by Faber in 1945, recounts how he sailed for Dunkirk in White Wing with Rear- Admiral Taylor on Sunday, 2nd June at 8.45 pm. "The Admiral proposed to supervise the lifting of the pocket of men from Malo-les-Bains in person and also to take charge of other small boat movements through the night. White Wing was capable of approximately 12 knots but, owing to trouble with her starboard engine, did not make this speed all the way across".

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