Certificate no 2280
Status Registered


Function Fighting Vessel
Subfunction Launch
Location Taplow
Vessel type Range Safety Launch
Current use Unknown
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder British Power Boat Co Ltd. Hythe
Built in 1946
Hull material Wood
Rig None
Number of decks 2
Number of masts 0
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Inboard diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
15.00 feet (4.58 m)
7.10 feet (2.17 m)
Length: Overall
50.00 feet (15.25 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


MR TOOTS is a General Service Launch built by The British Power Boat Company in 1946 and used by the Royal Navy at Plymouth for target towing and general duties and then by the Royal Fleet Auxiliary as a freight and crew carrier. She has a mahogany hull and a Foden FD4 diesel engine. From 1957 to 1962, she was based at Southend and was then sold and moved to Brentford. She was sold in 1975 and converted to a houseboat and has remained on the Thames since then. The present owner is restoring her for personal use and also for not-for-profit public and community benefit.

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