His Majesty's Yacht Omega, began life in naval service. She was built at the Admiralty's Devonport dockyard during World War I. When the war was over, she served as a patrol boat at the Schneider Trophy Races of 1929 - 1931 at Spithead, when British entries won every year and therefore became outright winners of the trophy.
Later, Omega was sold to Mr. A.C. Foreman who owned her for twenty-three years. The Admiralty required her for the Dunkirk evacuation and she then continued in naval service on East coast patrol. Later, she became a barrage-balloon vessel and finally, an accommodation vessel. Then, before she was returned to the previous owner, the Admiralty reconditioned her throughout.
Omega is a substantial ketch-rigged yacht. She has a straight stem and is carvel built with an elliptical stern. She is powered by a 68hp Gardner diesel engine. Mr. and Mrs. Rouse, who bought her in 1985, keep her at the Severn Motor Yacht Club, Clerkenleap, at Worcester and she is a member of the Association of Dunkirk Little Ships.
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