Certificate no 1996
Status Registered


Function Leisure Craft
Subfunction Launch
Location Southwold
Current use Commercial Activity
Available to hire Yes
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Silver, James A Ltd, Rosneath
Built in 1937
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


Breadth: Beam
11.60 feet (3.54 m)
4.60 feet (1.40 m)
Length: Overall
45.00 feet (13.73 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


MERIDIES served from 1940 onwards at Avonmouth as a harbour patrol vessel. In 1944, the wheelhouse was blown off by a petrol explosion during re-fuelling and, after the war, she returned to Silver's yard for a re-build. She is now in excellent condition following a major restoration in 2001. She is an original example of James Silver’s work and colour film survives of her build, launch and the owner’s first family holiday onboard her in March 1937.

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