Certificate no 2440
Status Registered
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Details

Function Fighting Vessel
Subfunction Launch
Location Rochester
Vessel type High Speed Target Tower Vessel
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No
Web address www.derbyclass.org

Construction

Builder White, J Samuel & Co Ltd, Cowes, Isle of Wight
Built in 1941
Hull material
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 0
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Inboard diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None

Dimensions

Breadth: Beam
11.50 feet (3.51 m)
Length: Overall
48.00 feet (14.64 m)
Tonnage: Gross
19.00
Air Draft
To be confirmed

History

BLUE PETER is one of a small number of high-speed target tower boats named after the famous Epsom Derby winners of their day. There were only 21 of these 58 foot boats made between 1941 and 1944.

She was based at Cliffe (on the River Thames) in January 1942, per a schedule of Royal Naval vessels in home waters. Later on she was used as one of the command ships in the construction of the Mulberry Harbour in France. After that she served in Belgium waters and then as a patrol boat in German waters, possibly on the Rhine.

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