HDML 1443

Hiltebrand, Kingston, USA 6/45

Known Crew

  • TSLt G R Reid RNVR TSLt 22/3/45 HDML 1443 2/45

Wartime Activities

  • Royal Navy (Lend Lease)

Post War History

  • Fast Despatch Boat = FDB18
  • 10/45 Returned to United States Navy
  • 1948 Registered by Nelson A. Rockefeller, Seal Harbor, Maine, as the 54-ton yacht Dragon Lady, homeported at Bar Harbor, call sign WYRK. In
  • 1956 the tonnage was increased to 61, the length to 82-feet, with the call sign WA4367
  • 1967 Out of documentation
  • 1970 Registered by Port Everglades Aircraft, Inc., 1861 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as the 70-ton yacht Surveyor II, homeported at Miami, call sign WA4367. The company was incorporated on May 25, 1970, by Norman and Sue Wolfson
  • 1972 Registered by John P. Gimma, 5309 Quincy Ave., Gulfport, Mississippi, as the 70-ton yacht Par Five, homeported at Biloxi, call sign WA4367
  • 1978 Registered by Dragon Lady, Inc., 1408 Pinhook Road, Lafayette, Louisiana, as the 70-ton yacht Dragon Lady, homeported at Morgan City, call sign WA4367. In service in 1989
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