Rania, A Rampart 45' Motor Yacht

Rania was built in 1937 by the Rampart Boat Building works in Southampton. In 1939, just before delivery to her intended owner, she was requisitioned by the Royal Navy and took part in the evacuation of Dunkirk in 1940.  She continued to serve in the 'Mosquito navy' for the duration.

She is a registered 'National historic vessel' and is in real need of help. Time has not been kind to Rania. She was dismantled some years ago and now is in urgent need of repair. She has been saved by the Dunkirk Little Ship Restoration Trust but the funds are not there to help her.

We wish to restore her  to her original condition and return her to Dunkirk in 2010 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Dunkirk evacuations.  

You can help Rania . Please sign the guest book or, if you have anything that you want to donate  (however small), please let us know.

We believe that Rania should be kept and restored as a lasting tribute to the bravery of all those who took part in the Dunkirk evacuations. 

She did her bit for us, now it's our turn.  Please make the difference.

Operation Dynamo. 26 May-4 June1940

In May 1940, British and Allied troops were retreating before the weight of the opposing German army until they reached the north east corner of France at Dunkirk. In the nine days between 26th May and 5th June 1940 the French port of Dunkirk lent its name to the greatest seaborne rescue of all time.

Operation Dynamo, the dramatic evacuation of 338,226 British and allied troops from the beaches of Dunkirk, was little more than a miracle and could not have been undertaken without the help of the 700 Dunkirk Little Ships. There boats braved all to rescue the British, French & Belgian troops trapped there. During this operation over 70 of these little boats were lost.

Use the menu on the left for more information on Dunkirk 1940 and the restoration of Rania.



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