AGUILA WREN was built in 1951 and part-funded as a memorial to Wrens lost in the torpedoing of SS AGUILA in 1941. She served at Aberystwyth from 1951 to 1964 and, after a refit, she was transferred to Redcar in 1965. In total, she was launched 53 times and saved 38 lives. She was sold to Scunthorpe Sea Cadets to become a training ship in 1973. After some 20 years, AGUILA WREN was sold again and became a diving vessel at Tyne Dock.
In 2004, she was purchased and put into storage with a view to restoration.
As of November 2018, the vessel's restoration remains almost complete.
- 1951 Built as a lifeboat by Groves and Gutteridge of Cowes Isle of Wight
- 1951/1954 Served as Aberystwyth lifeboat
- 1965 Transferred to Redcar after refit
- 1973 Became a Sea Cadet training ship at Scunthorpe
- 1993 Sold and became a diving vessel at Tyne Dock
- 2004 Sold and put into storage with a view to restoration
A Sustainability Award of £2000 for remedial work was made from the Strategic Development Fund of National Historic Ships
A Sustainability Award of £2000 for remedial work was made from the Strategic Development Fund of National Historic Ships UK
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