She also wrote for the yachting press under the name Peter Gerard. They were divorced in As a lieutenant-commander in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Griffiths was awarded the George Medal for "gallantry and undaunted devotion to duty"  in recognition of his work trawling for mines in the North Sea as well as deactivating parachute mines dropped on the London Docks during the Blitz and also his command of a group of divers clearing mines from the Suez Canal. Later in the war he had responsibility for the design and fitting of the explosive charges that sank 77 condemned ships off the coast of Normandy, where they formed part of the Mulberry Harbour used during D-Day and after in Coppie died about nine months before her husband and there were no children from either marriage.
After the war he returned to Yachting Monthly.
The invention of marine plywood and fibreglass now enabled his boat designs to be mass-produced. The most successful were the Eventide 24, soon followed by the 26, and the Waterwitch These, along with his other designs, proved to be good seaworthy craft but he was under no illusions about their aesthetic appeal, once saying: "If you ever see a barrel or box with rudder and sails, it'll be one of my designs. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved 15 November The Magician of the Swatchways. London: Yachting Monthly.
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