Certificate no 1563
Status Archived


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


Builder Aldous & Sons, Brightlingsea
Built in 1943
Hull material Steel
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
10.07 feet (3.07 m)
5.28 feet (1.61 m)
Length: Overall
44.46 feet (13.56 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


WHITETHORN is a steel twin screw yacht, built by Aldous Successors Ltd, of Brightlingsea in 1943. She was sold out of service on 10 June 1961. Her port of registry at that time was Southampton and her official number was 303320. In 1999, she had an internal combustion engine made by Morris Motors Ltd.

Key dates

  • 1943

    Built by Aldous Successors Ltd, Brightlingsea

  • 1961

    Sold out of service or listed as first service on merchant list

  • 1999

    Had an internal combustion engine made by Morris Motors Ltd

  • 1999

    Recorded in Registry of Shipping and Seaman

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