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Old 07-12-19, 01:49 PM
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Hello,

I'm looking for a picture of the yacht AKEELA III.
This boat was part of a LSI convoy which sailed to Gold Beach sector on D-Day 6 June 1944. Any information about its mission in the convoy would be helpful.

I'm also looking for identification of the abbreviation "RRB" which is used to name 3 boats (RRB1-RRB2-RRB3). They are included in the LSI convoys. Any help about their missions in the convoys would be helpful as well.

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Old 07-12-19, 02:36 PM
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Is it AKELA III ? See

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=...%20iii&f=false

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Old 07-12-19, 04:16 PM
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Capable of 24 knots!

She is in Lloyd's Register of Yachts 1947:

Akela III, wood pet.mot. twnsc, registered net & gross 35, Length TM 53.0, built by G. Lawley, 2 petrol motors each 6 cyl 5.5"-7", owned by E.G. Hawker, Poole

In 1953 she is owned by M. Dorothy Hawker, Poole,
Engines have been replaced by 2x 8 cy. 3.25"-4 7/8", Chrysler 48.

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Old 07-12-19, 04:21 PM
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I would suggest RAF Rescue Boat.
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She is on this page, but no crew listed:

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I would suggest RAF Rescue Boat.
That was a suggestion on WWII Talk some while back, although I don't think it was ever firmed up.
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That was a suggestion on WWII Talk some while back, although I don't think it was ever firmed up.
Its the only thing that I can think of that would fit for the time frame and the events.

Other than something along the lines of Registered Rescue Boat or Registered Race Boat, which I have never heard of in context.
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