Researchers writing a family history have contacted Super Yacht News seeking help trace the whereabouts of two significant super yachts.
Because we are unable to help, we would like to throw the question out to a wider audience!
Do you know where either of these yachts are now?
The first is: Sans Peur ex HMCS Sans Peur ex Trenora
LOA 64 m (210 ft)
Beam 9.14 m (30 ft)
Draught 3.96 m (13 ft)
Built by Thornycroft as Trenora
Displacement: 856 tons
Speed: 13 knots
At 210 feet Trenorahas been described as a smaller sister ship to the 212 ft Shemara currently under re-construction in the UK.
The second is Sultana
Length: 56 m (186 ft)
Beam: 8.2 m (27 ft)
Draught: 3.9 m (13 ft)
Builder: Henderson and Robbins at Erie Basin, New York
Displacement: 390 tons
Speed: 12 knots
Sultana commissioned for Trenor Luther Park and his wife Julia Hunt Catlin, of New York City.
After his death in 1907, the yacht was sold to Mrs. E. H. Harriman of New York City who loaned the steam yacht to the United States Navy under a free lease for war service.
The yacht was commissioned on 27 May 1917, with Lt. E. G. Allen in command.
From 4 July 1917 to 5 December 1918, Sultana was attached to the United States Patrol Squadron based at Brest in France and performed escort and patrol duty.
After the war she was stripped of her military hardware, decommissioned, and returned to Mrs. Harriman on 17 February 1919 and struck from the Navy list.
If you have any information on either of these two yachts please can you let me know.