Prunella

Twin Screw Gentleman's Yacht built 1938 by Thornycroft, J I & Co Ltd, Hampton

Designated ensign Designated house flag

1933

Registered


Leisure Craft

Yacht


Twin Screw Gentleman's Yacht

Brundall


Up for Sale

Restoration


No

No


15/10/2002

10/04/2014




Propulsion

Engine

Diesel


1955

None


None


Dimensions

To be confirmed

12.00 feet (3.66 metres)


53.00 feet (16.16 metres)

4.10 feet (1.25 metres)


0.00


History

PRUNELLA was built for Mr. Muirhead, the Director of a company which designed and manufactured marine stabilisers. She was used as a floating test bed for these products. Mr. Muirhead was a member of the Royal Motor Yacht Club and kept PRUNELLA at Brightlingsea in Essex. He often beached her on the hard there, so that he could change devices fitted below the waterline whilst the tide was out. It is believed that the Admiralty requisitioned PRUNELLA during the Second World War and that she was a fleet tender at Scapa Flow. In 1975-1980, she was sold to Mr. Coward of Stomps Garage in Chelmsford, Essex, who owned her until his death in 2002. During this time, she spent each summer in Brightlingsea on a swinging mooring and each winter in Tollesbury.

If you are the owner of the vessel and would like to provide more details or updated information please contact info@nationalhistoricships.org.uk

parrel:

a rope, chain or iron collar which attaches the yard to the mast but which allows vertical movement