Certificate no 2120
Status Registered
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Details

Function Fighting Vessel
Subfunction Torpedo Boat
Location Hayling Island
Vessel type Torpedo Boat
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No

Construction

Builder British Power Boat Co Ltd. Hythe
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
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None

Dimensions

Breadth: Beam
19.00 feet (5.80 m)
Length: Overall
71.50 feet (21.81 m)
Tonnage: Gross
0.00
Air Draft
To be confirmed

History

Built in 1944 by The British Powerboat Company, PLATYPUS is a Motor Torpedo Boat of timber construction with triple Packard petrol engines. Stationed at Lowestoft during the latter years of World War II, she is believed to have carried out many sorties. In 1999, repairs were made to the decks and various modifications enhanced the living space. She was close to sinking in 2003 and a steel 'shoe' was fabricated and fitted to the wooden hull, providing protection and insulation. She is now used as a houseboat and based at Hayling Island.

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