He was aware that the heir apparent - Edward VIII to be (briefly) - had no interest in sailing. AIUI, on the few occasions he went sailing on Britannia, he was more interested in practising his golf drive off the counter. I assume he was unwilling to see her sold, and didn't want her to be neglected by Edward, so decided to have her scuttled.
Originally Posted by VO5
Apparently there are people on the island who know where she lies. And her tiller and gaff are in the Prospect in Cowes.
I believe her mast is at the Royal Naval College in Dartmouth.
That's what I understand. And her saloon doors are in the library of the Royal Harwich.
Originally Posted by Keen_Ed
It's fair to say that as a racing yacht she had been outclassed for some time, and was really past the point where throwing money at the problem with rig updates could solve it, but he loved her anyway.