Certificate no 1995
Status Registered
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Details

Function Fighting Vessel
Subfunction Pinnace
Location Peterhead
Vessel type Naval Pinnace
Current use None
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No

Construction

Builder Groves & Gutteridge Ltd, Cowes
Built in 1943
Hull material
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 0
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Inboard diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None

Dimensions

Breadth: Beam
14.20 feet (4.33 m)
Depth
3.40 feet (1.04 m)
Length: Overall
60.00 feet (18.30 m)
Tonnage: Gross
0.00
Air Draft
To be confirmed

History

CAPRELLA is one of the few remaining World War Two Navy Torpedo Recovery & Safety Boats (TRSBs) and is even rarer in that she maintains almost original lines. After the war, in 1946, she was bought by Sir Harry Ricardo, Britain’s most eminent diesel engine designer from World War One to the 1950s. She was fitted at this time with a Dorman Ricardo 8 VRMS engine, which she retained until recently. In 1956, she was sold to Mr Blackwell of Burnley, Lancashire and stayed in his ownership until his death. At that time, she was bought by Dave Whitewood who passed her on to the current owner. She has undergone a re-build, with new engines, decks, rear hold and roof, although the hull has survived in good condition.

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