Previous names

  • 2016 Christina Lynn
  • 1924 - 1960 United
  • 1960 - 1980 Eric Brown
Certificate no 1011
Status Registered


Function Service Vessel
Subfunction Pilot Vessel
Location King's Lynn
Vessel type Pilot Cutter
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required Yes


Builder Worfolk Bros, Kings Lynn
Built in 1924
Hull material Wood
Rig Gaff Cutter
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 1
Propulsion Sail
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
12.98 feet (3.96 m)
5.00 feet (1.53 m)
Length: Overall
47.54 feet (14.50 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed



Originally built in 1924 by Worfolk Brothers of King's Lynn as a pilot cutter, CHRISTINA LYNN has a carvel built hull of oak frames, Archangel redwood planking and pitch pine decks. She was cutter rigged with gaff and sprit sails. Her current engine is an inboard diesel made by Gardner in 1970, model 180 LXB, 6 cy, 180 bhp. She was in use as a pilot boat in King's Lynn until the 1960s and was then used for buoy laying for the Conservancy Board. In the 1970s she was converted to a prawn fishing boat and, in 1983, was bought by Paul Fitzgerald who gave her to her present owner in 1987. She was restored and re-launched in 1995, her restoration being aided by Bill Worfolk, her original builder, who was then 99 years old.

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