RYEGATE II was built in 1937 by H Gibbs of Teddington. She is a motor cruiser of carvel construction, with pitch pine on oak frames and has a Perkins diesel engine, model 4236. The vessel was commandeered for Dunkirk in 1940 and continued in war service for the Royal Naval Patrol Service from 1940 to 1945 at Brightlingsea and the River Medway. Since then she has been in private ownership and is based at Rochester.
Vessel selected for Queen's Diamond Jubilee Pageant on 3 June 2012
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