Certificate no 2019
Status Archived


Function Service Vessel
Subfunction Launch
Location NONE
Vessel type Harbour Service
Archive reason Disposed
Current use None
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required Yes


Builder Philip & Son, Dartmouth
Built in 1939
Hull material Wood
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Inboard diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
12.60 feet (3.84 m)
3.80 feet (1.16 m)
Length: Overall
52.60 feet (16.04 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed



Built in 1939 by Philip & Sons Limited, Dartmouth, HSL 3963 Crebe is a harbour service launch of timber construction with a Foden FD6 inboard diesel engine installed in 1955. She was allocated for service at Devonport Naval Dockyard in 1940 and subsequently decommissioned and sold to the present owner in 1964. She is presently laid up in Essex but her current owner intends to move her to Ramsgate to undergo restoration and conversion into a home.

Although this vessel has been disposed,we are lacking information in order to update her record. If you have any past information, please contact us.

Key dates

  • 1939 Vessel built by Philip & Sons Ltd, Dartmouth
  • 1940 Allocated for service at Devonport Naval Dockyard
  • 1964 Decomissioned and sold into private ownership

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