Certificate no 1564
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 Yes


Builder Admiralty, Portsmouth
Built in 1945
Hull material
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
11.77 feet (3.59 m)
5.38 feet (1.64 m)
Length: Overall
52.85 feet (16.12 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


WILWREN is an admiralty launch, sold out of service on 27 February 1961. She was registered at Southampton in 1968 and, in 1999, her engine was by Fodens Ltd, 6 cylinders, 126bhp, 94kw, 9 knots, made in 1952. Her first owner was the Williams Shipping Company (Fawley) Ltd and she was then sold on 10 March 1981 to Belsize Boatyard Ltd, 44 Priory Road, St Denys, Southampton. She was sold again on 8 September 1982 to marine engineer Glen Leonard Meddick of Rutland Court, Bitterne, Southampton. Her current owner bought her in 1984.

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Key dates

  • 1945

    Built by Admiralty at Portsmouth as an Admiralty launch

  • 1961

    Sold out of service. First civilian owner was Williams Shipping Company (Fawley) Ltd

  • 1968

    Registered at Southampton 

  • 1981

    Sold to Belsize Boatyard Ltd of St Denys, Southampton

  • 1982

    Sold to Glen Leonard Meddick of Bitterne, Southampton, a marine engineer

  • 1984

    Sold to current owner

  • 1999

    Engine replaced with a Fodens Ltd 6 cylinders, 126bhp, 94kw, 9 knots, made in 1952

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