Forty Two

Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
Forty Two
Boat Type: 
Motor Yacht
Boat Length: 
Boat Beam: 
11ft 9ins
Boat Draft: 
4ft 7ins
Boat Displacement: 
20.5 tons
Boat Engine: 
2 x BMC 3.8L Diesels
Boat Construction: 
Pitch pine on oak
Boat Builder: 
Strood Boatbuilders
Boat Year: 

Lieut. R. Nimmo, RN commanded Forty Two at Dunkirk and Derek Bromige, her 1989 owner knew the family, but then lost touch. No more is known about the ship's part in 'Operation Dynamo'. She was then moored on the river Severn near Worcester.

Built for Mr. N. West, her owner at the time of Dunkirk, by Strood Boatbuilders in Kent, she was a fine 46-footer whose original 6-cyl Morris petrol engine had since been replaced with twin BMC 2.8 Diesels.

Source: 2, 3, 4, 5, 11 & 19

As of April 2018, no further information concerning this historic vessel has been received. We would invite persons with knowledge of her history and whereabouts to contact the Association.

Updated April 2018