Certificate no 2241
Status Registered


Function Research Vessel
Location Brixham
Vessel type Fishery Research Vessel
Current use Ongoing conservation
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required Yes


Builder Worfolk Bros, Kings Lynn
Built in 1927
Hull material Wood
Rig Unknown
Number of decks 1
Number of masts
Propulsion Sail
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
12.00 feet (3.66 m)
Length: Overall
34.98 feet (10.67 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed



SEAFISH was built in 1927 at King's Lynn for the Eastern Sea Fisheries Commission and was used  by the Lynn baliff as a research and patrol vessel in the Wash for protection of shell fish.The baliff Mr Mann, went down to the wash daily and observed the mussels and cockles and on occasion made repsresentation to the committee wh gav orders for shifting.

She was later converted to a motor sailer shrimper and used for sail training.

We are lacking information on this vessel.  If you have any details past or present please contact info@nationalhistoricships.org.uk

Key dates

  • 2015

    SEAFISH is under new ownership, awaiting restoration.

  • 2019 Seafish has undergone first stage renovation and has participated in the Brixham Heritage Regatta over the last few years achieving first in class as a gaff rigged working boat in 2018. Second stage restoration of spars and sails will proceed in the future

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