Certificate no 2042
Status Archived


Function Fighting Vessel
Subfunction Harbour Defence Launch
Location NONE
Archive reason Sunk
Current use None
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Moody, A H & Sons, Swanick Shore
Built in 1944
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
15.48 feet (4.72 m)
Length: Overall
72.00 feet (21.96 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


TSR was built as ML1422 by Moody at Swanwick, Southampton and was completed on 3 March 1944. She subsequently worked as a World War 2 patrol vessel, was renumbered AS115 and then disposed of in August 1946. It is believed that she was used in a fisheries protection role for some years before becoming a houseboat. More recently, she was found stripped of her engines and sunk in Birkenhead docks. Once funds have been raised, she will be lifted up by the heavy lift barge MERSEY MAMMOTH and transported to Hartlepool where she will be restored alongside the RAF pinnace 1262.

Key dates

  • 1944

    Built as ML1422 by A.H. Moody and Sons at Swanwick Shore, Southampton

  • 1945-46

    Renumbered AS115 and in service as a patrol vessel during the Second World War

  • 1946

    Purchased  from Admiralty by Thomas S. Richards and renamed TSR 

  • 1950s?

    Believed to have been used in fisheries protection role for some years

  • late 1960s to late 1970s

    Available for hire and used for school charters to the Azores by Harry Jones of Hoylake

  • 1980s?

    Converted to use as houseboat

  • 2000?

    TSR stripped of her engines and sunk in Birkenhead dock 

  • 2007

    Plans to raise her and transport her to Hartlepool for restoration alongside RAF Pinnace 1262

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