Certificate no 2089
Status Registered


Function Fighting Vessel
Subfunction Landing Craft
Location Shoreham on Sea
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Curtis, Frank, Looe
Built in 1943
Hull material Wood
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 0
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Petrol
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
21.30 feet (6.50 m)
2.90 feet (0.88 m)
Length: Overall
105.10 feet (32.06 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


Built in 1943 by Frank Curtis & Sons of Looe, Cornwall, VALEUR is an infantry landing craft of composite construction, with Hall Scott Defender twin petrol engines. She was built initially for the invasion of Europe in World War II and as such she took part in the D Day landings and then served as a beach rescue craft. Despite her lightweight construction she is still in a floating condition and her owner plans to renovate the hull during 2008. She is presently being used as a houseboat in Shoreham.

Key dates

  • 1943

    Built by Frank Curtis & Sons of Looe, Cornwall as an infantry landing craft 

  • 1944

    Took part in D Day landings and then served as beach rescue craft

  • 1945

    Sold out of service and converted as a houseboat

  • 2008

    In floating condition and in use as a houseboat in Shoreham

  • 2008

    Owner has plans to renovate her hull

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