Singapore

Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
Singapore
Boat Type: 
Motor Yacht
Boat Length: 
32ft 3ins
Boat Beam: 
9ft
Boat Draft: 
2ft 9ins
Boat Displacement: 
7.56 tons
Boat Engine: 
100hp 6cyl Perkins Diesel
Boat Construction: 
Carvel
Boat Builder: 
Boatbuilding & Engineering Ltd, Walton on Naze
Boat Year: 
1934

The motor yacht Singapore commanded by Sub Lieut. J W. Pratt, RNVR, ran aground on the beaches of Dunkirk. Refloated on the rising tide she left with three Frenchmen.

On the way they picked up two British soldiers who were 'floating around'. Wine from the French water bottles revived them. In mid-channel they took three lifeboats in tow but when their engine broke down they themselves got towed home.

Now in Greek ownership, the Singapore is in Piraeus.

Source: 1, 2, 4, 6, 11 & 19

Not yet updated