Previous names

  • Igo II
  • 1939 Hawk
Certificate no 1369
Status Archived


Function Fighting Vessel
Subfunction Launch
Location Southwick
Vessel type Admiralty Launch
Archive reason More information required
Current use Unknown
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required Yes


Builder British Power Boat Co Ltd. Hythe
Built in 1939
Hull material Wood
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Inboard
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
9.61 feet (2.93 m)
2.10 feet (0.64 m)
Length: Overall
44.98 feet (13.72 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed



REGULUS is one of eighteen 45-foot Bird class fast launches, built by the British Powerboat Company Ltd at Hythe in 1939. She was formerly known as first HAWK and then IGO II. Her hull is wooden with a hard chine and she originally had three Power Meadows engines linked to three propellers. REGULUS was last reported to be laid up at Lady Bee Marina, Southwick. She sank in 2007 and was lifted out the water pending a decision on her future. Her condition at that time was extremely poor, with severe damage to her stern, planking and transom.

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World Ship Society British Armed Forces Small Craft Historical Society, Survivors Register, 1998

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