CHALLENGER is believed to have been built in Southampton by Thornycroft in 1941 as a Motor Torpedo Boat (MTB). She was then sent to Chatham in Kent where her length was reduced from an original 74ft to 64ft. After the Second World War, CHALLENGER was given to the RAF who lent her to the Sea Scouts.
A private owner bought the vessel in approximately 1982/83, having to use divers to refloat her where she had sunk. He took her to Erith where she was dry docked. Her engines were replaced with 4LK diesel engines and she was completely refitted. She was then sold again in 1997 before passing into her current owner's hands.
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Vessel reffited, new engines installed
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