Previous names

  • Elsie May
  • Turn of the Tide IV
Certificate no 2493
Status Registered


Function Fighting Vessel
Subfunction Pinnace
Location Eastbourne
Vessel type Admiralty Pinnace
Current use Ongoing conservation
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required Yes


Builder Unknown
Built in 1959
Hull material Wood
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 1
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Inboard diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
13.00 feet (3.97 m)
5.60 feet (1.71 m)
Length: Overall
52.50 feet (16.01 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed



TURN OF THE TIDE IV was built as an Admiralty pinnace in 1959 and is a timber vessel of double diagonal construction. She has her original Foden diesel engine. The vessel.'s working life was spent in Portsmouth Docks until about 1990 when she was sold out of service.

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Key dates

  • 1959 Built for the Admiralty
  • 1990 Sold out of service to private buyer

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