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Malcolm Lewis
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    Thank you, Effie. What a lot of yachts for one man. With some 24 Royal Yachts built and decorated to this standard it must have been a major and continuous maintenance task for the Royal Dockyards. Were they based mainly on the Thames? Am I correct in thinking that apart from transporting the King from time to time their prime task was as dispatch vessels for Government officials travelling to and from the continent?