Certificate no 1407
Status Registered


Function Leisure Craft
Subfunction Yacht
Location Stourport-on-Severn
Vessel type Motor Yacht
Current use Unknown
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Cox & King, Wivenhoe
Built in 1919
Hull material Wood
Rig Ketch
Number of decks 2
Number of masts 2
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
10.59 feet (3.23 m)
4.59 feet (1.40 m)
Length: Overall
49.97 feet (15.24 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed



BETH is a ketch rigged motor yacht, built by Cox & King at Wivenhoe in 1919. She was registered in London and her official number was 165643. Her hull is carvel built of pitch pine on oak and clench fastened, with a teak wheelhouse. She has a pointed bow with a plumb straight stem and a transom stern. Her current engine is a BMC Seamaster diesel, with six cylinders, made in approximately 1964. She is believed to have been used by the Royal Navy as a sailing trawler, but was decommissioned in 1926 and sold into private ownership. In the Second World War, she was requisitioned again and served in the Western Approaches and Swansea Waters. After the war, she re-entered private ownership.

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