Certificate no 2370
Status Registered


Function Fighting Vessel
Subfunction Launch
Location Woodbridge
Vessel type High Speed Launch
Current use Unknown
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder British Power Boat Co Ltd. Hythe
Built in 1942
Hull material Wood
Rig None
Number of decks 2
Number of masts 0
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


3.33 feet (0.92 m)
Length: Overall
68.00 feet (20.74 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


2605 was built by the British Power Boat Company in 1942 and is a Hants & Dorset High Speed Launch. The vessel served in the RAF in the Mediterranean between 1943 and 1948, after which 2605 was used as a houseboat.

Currently located in Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2605 is in fair condition but is currently undergoing restoration. Over the past few years, 2605 has been re-decked and the vessel's port side is being replanked at present. Future restoration plans include re-planking the starboard side and rebuilding the wheelhouse.

Key dates

  • 1942 Built as RAF High Speed Launch by British Powerboat Company
  • 1943/1948 Served with the RAF in the Mediterranean
  • 2005 Converted for use as a houseboat
  • 2011

    Vessel up for sale

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