Just a quick word to say the 26-foot Motor Whaleboat discovered in Guam has met with an untimely accident and been destroyed. Few details are available but it is clear that her engine was salvaged prior to destruction.
We were about 90% complete on the logistical miracle to get her to Norfolk, including trans-Pacific shipping... but we ended up being simply too late to save her.
The builder's plate is on its way to the NHS Dockyard via USPS. I asked that it be saved and sent along - we can add it to the Wall of Shame, right up there with the sprung leeboard and broken spars.