The vessel is listed in Lloyds Register of Yachts of 1951 where it clearly states it was formerly No 124. My researches at the Admiralty Library in Earls Court over 40 years ago showed that Pinnace 124 was built in 1903 by G.J. Read of Portsmouth, a man who built a large number of pinnaces and cutters for the Admiralty. It was fitted with a steam engine by Mumford of Colchester. The Admiralty sold it out of service in 1937 when it was converted into a motor yacht. In 1951 it was owned by G R Heatherington at Poole.
Built by G.J. Read of Portsmouth as Pinnace 124 for the Admiralty
Sold out of service by the Admiralty and converted into a motor yacht
Owned by G.R. Heatherington at Poole
Purchased by Peter Burnet of Wadhurst, East Sussex
Purchased by Elizabeth Murray for use as houseboat
A Sustainability Grant of ú2,600 for general repairs and new saloon was made from the Strategic Development Fund of National Historic Ships
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