Advance (VIC 24)

Victualling Inshore Craft built 1942 by Dunston, Richard, Thorne

Ensign House flag

79

National Historic Fleet


Service Vessel

Victualling


Victualling Inshore Craft

Plymouth


Ongoing conservation

Restoration


No

No


31/07/1996

07/04/2009



Gallery


Propulsion

Steam

Unknown


Unknown

Unknown


Dimensions

To be confirmed

18.49 feet (5.64 metres)


66.85 feet (20.39 metres)

4.79 feet (1.46 metres)


184.00


History

ADVANCE, as VIC 24, was allocated by the Ministry of War Transport to the Ministry of Supply, from 2 December 1943 to 10 May 1943. She was then used for miscellaneous Naval duties until 31 July 1945. Ownership subsequently passed to Ross Marshall Ltd. of Greenock, who disposed of her in April 1949. She was transferred to Harwich and in 1952, it was suggested that she be refitted as a floating power-unit. However, she was again put up for disposal and, in 1956, she was handed over to W C Allan & Sons, Gillingham. She was later sold to Pounds. The craft spent many years in Holland and was bought from Husband's yard after extensive restoration by the current owner.

Previous names

  1. 1945 – 1955VIC 24

Key dates

  1. 1942 Built in Thorne
  2. 1942-1945 Used as war transport and for Naval duties
  3. 1945 Managed by Ross Marshall, Greenock
  4. 1949 Transferred to Harwich
  5. 1956 Transferred to Gillingham
If you are the owner of the vessel and would like to provide more details or updated information please contact info@nationalhistoricships.org.uk

keel bar:

metal bar forming the keel of a metal vessel