photos of two dunkirk ships that are moored in my marina the first is called tahilla (previously called skylark) the second is the bounty.
i love seeing these old ships on the water and even more so due to their history sadly there are no records of the exact number of men these ships saved but with out doubt it would be in the hundreds.
below is some information about the ships that i have got from the dunkirk little ships assc
Tahilla was commandeered by the Ministry of War Transport. She took part in 'Operation Dynamo' to rescue our troops from Dunkirk with Sub.-Lt. M.J.R. Yeatman in command. She was hit by enemy fire and the steering was damaged and, after being abandoned, was found drifting off Dunkirk and towed back by 'Southern Queen' under the command of Basil de Matos, together with the Eastbourne Lifeboat, Jane Holland.
Bounty was an ideal ship for the Navy to take over. Constructed by Camper & Nicholson at Gosport in 1936 she is a substantial 78ft motor yacht of 67 tons with two Gardner engines. Fast and powerful, she carried a dinghy and a 14ft motor launch.
The Bounty At Dunkirk her owner, Lieut. C A Lundy RNVR, was in command of his ship throughout the operation and he kept a detailed log. At one time she was used as his Flagship by Commodore Stevenson. Lord Gort, the C-in-C. of the BEF, was taken in the Bounty from the minesweeper Hebe to the destroyer HMS Keith. Between 2100 and 2400 on May 31st the Bounty took troops from the beaches out to the destroyers. During one of these runs, while carrying 150 troops, the Bounty fouled her propeller and HMS Seriola towed her back to Ramsgate.
Boat Name: Tahilla previously Skylark
Boat Type: Auxiliary Ketch
Boat Length: 60ft
Boat Beam: 13ft 1in
Boat Draft: 5ft
Boat Displacement: 30.51 tons
Boat Engine: 2 x Gardner 4LK Diesels
Boat Construction: Carvel teak
Boat Builder: Thornycroft, Hampton-on-Thames
Boat Year: 1922
Boat Name: Bounty
Boat Type: Motor Yacht
Boat Length: 78 ft
Boat Beam: 15 ft
Boat Draft: 5 ft 6 ins
Boat Displacement: 67 tons
Boat Engine: 2x Gardner 4L3
Boat Construction: Teak
Boat Builder: Camper & Nicholson
Boat Year: 1936
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