Certificate no 2287
Status Registered


Function Service Vessel
Subfunction Inspection Launch
Location Ardrossan
Vessel type Police Launch
Current use Unknown
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Robertson & Sons, Alex, Sandbanks
Built in 1937
Hull material Wood
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Inboard diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
9.18 feet (2.80 m)
3.61 feet (1.10 m)
Length: Overall
40.33 feet (12.30 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


SEMPER VIGILO was built specifically for the City of Glasgow Police and is a launch of mahogany construction with a Morris twin screw engine. She was launched in 1934 by the Chief of the City of Glasgow Police. The signatures of two Kings and of Winston Churchill are recorded in the vessel's log book and she served as a police launch for over 40 years. In 2009, she was in need of substantial restoration. It is hoped that SEMPER VIGILO will have a role in the development of the new City of Glasgow maritime museum.

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