Previous names

  • 1970 Nonsuch
Certificate no 2716
Status Registered


Function Fighting Vessel
Subfunction Torpedo Boat
Location Hampton
Vessel type Motor Torpedo Boat
Current use Ongoing conservation
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder White, J Samuel & Co Ltd, Cowes, Isle of Wight
Built in 1942
Hull material Wood
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 0
Propulsion Towed
Primary engine type None
Boiler type
Boilermaker None


Length: Overall
72.00 feet (21.95 m)
Breadth: Beam
16.00 feet (4.88 m)
8.00 feet (2.44 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed



MTB 208 was built as a motor torpedo boat in 1942 by J Samuel White of Cowes, Isle of Wight and is of timber double diagonal construction. She was commissioned in 1942 and after the war was sold out of service in 1945. She was used as a motor cruiser in Dorset up to the late 1960s. She was then towed to Teddington with her engines removed and, at the time of registration, she was undergoing limited restoration and repair.

Key dates

  • 1942

    Built by J Samuel White of Cowes Isle of Wight

  • 1945

    Sold out of service

  • 1960s

    Engines removed, converted to a houseboat

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