C. H. Lightoller and Richmond Slipways

Richmond Today

At the end of the war an elderly mariner, who had rescued 130 troops from Dunkirk, moved to East Twickenham and set up a boatyard at 1 Ducks Walk, opposite the site of the old Tudor palace. Richmond Slipways as it was called, mostly repaired police boats - a sedate life for Commander Charles Lightoller, a man whose career was crammed with adventure. He had gone to sea at 13, survived four shipwrecks, been marooned on a desert island, mined gold in the Klondike, rammed and sunk a German U-boat with his destroyer in the first world war and been active in the second. The Commander passed away peacefully in his boatyard just before Christmas 1952.

Related Biographies:

Charles Herbert Lightoller

Relates to Place:

Richmond, Surrey, England

Comment and discuss

Leave a quick comment. :
500
Leave a comment...

    Citation

    Copyright © 1996-2018 Encyclopedia Titanica (www.encyclopedia-titanica.org) and third parties (ref: #12565, published 5 May 2011, generated 15th November 2018 09:47:49 PM)
    URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/c-h-lightoller-and-richmond-slipways-12565.html