Registration number 2398
Status Registered


Function Service Vessel
Subfunction Launch
Location Isleworth
Vessel type Admiralty Launch
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No


Builder Rowhedge Iron Works Co Ltd, Rowhedge
Built in 1920
Hull material Wood
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 2
Primary engine type Inboard diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
13.00 feet (3.97m)
4.50 feet (1.37m)
Length: Overall
59.00 feet (18.00m)


ASTRAEUS was built by Rowhedge Ironworks. She is of teak double diagonal construction. She is thought to have been built in 1920 or possibly earlier as an admiralty steam harbour launch. She was converted circa 1950 to a launch with two Leyland diesel engines from a Matilda Infantry tank. ASTRAEUS has been a houseboat from at least 1973, which still goes up river occasionally. She is in good condition and based at Isleworth.

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