Certificate no 2642
Status Archived


Function Service Vessel
Subfunction Launch
Location France
Vessel type Harbour Service
Archive reason Overseas Watch List
Current use Private use
Available to hire Yes
Available for excursions Yes
Info required Yes


Builder Bolson, J & Sons Ltd, Poole
Built in 1948
Hull material
Rig Gaff Ketch
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 2
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type


Length: Overall
72.18 feet (5.18 m)
Breadth: Beam
4.00 feet (1.22 m)
2.00 feet (0.61 m)
Air Draft
19.00 feet (5.79 m)
Tonnage: Gross


LES CHEMINS DU VENT was built by Bolson & Son of Poole and is a motor vessel of timber construction. After completion in 1948 the vessel was donated to the French government at the behest of the British government to help clear Boulogne harbour of bombs and sunken ships following the Second World War.

Subsequently the vessel was sold into private ownerships in France and is now based at Marseilles.

Although this vessel is on the Overseas Watch List, we are lacking information about this particular vessel. If you have any information about this vessel, past or present, please contact us.


Key dates

  • 1948

    Vessel built by Bolson & Son, Poole

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