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Madiz as a "Royal Patrol Yacht"

During World War II, Madiz served as a Royal Patrol Yacht.
The following images are from a "British Pathe" news reel named "Royal Visit to Ulster",
dated 26/07/1945, as reported by Reuters. (Click here for related video) (17818 bytes) (18481 bytes)

King George VI, Queen Elizabeth and Princess Elisabeth (the current
Queen) on board "Royal Patrol Yacht" Hiniesta (renamed "MADIZ" in 1970)
during "Royal Visit To Ulster in 1945" viewing sixty-two surrendered
German U-Boats anchored in the river Foyle. (22852 bytes)

King George VI, descending from the bridge of Madiz
to cheering crowds and soldiers at Guildhall Square, Londonderry.


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A painting of M/Y Madiz as she looked during World War II,
with the British Royal Family on board,
hoisting the Royal Banners on her masts, in 1945.


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