Grey Dawn

Grey-Dawn

A SMALL ITEM entitled “Surprise on Rescue” on page 7 in the May 2019 edition of Sea Breezes caught my eye.

It concerns the former RNLI lifeboat Oldham, which was re-named Grey Dawn on becoming a yacht. It is quite likely that, during the 1950s, more than one yacht bore this name, however, one particular Grey Dawn used to lie on the beach in front of the Barry Yacht Club in South Wales. I believe she had started life as a RNLI lifeboat based at Abersoch in North Wales. Another place in this area is mentioned in the item, namely Penrhydhu and so there may, after all, be a connection with the vessel I am able to recall as a young man. Perhaps some knowledgeable reader may care to enlighten me!

CLIVE SPENCER
Tauranga, New Zealand

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