Certificate no 2717
Status Archived


Function Service Vessel
Subfunction Launch
Location Tollesbury
Vessel type Admiralty Launch
Archive reason More information required
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Groves & Gutteridge Ltd, Cowes
Built in 1940
Hull material Wood
Rig None
Number of decks
Number of masts
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Length: Overall
52.00 feet (15.85 m)
Breadth: Beam
13.00 feet (3.96 m)
6.00 feet (1.83 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed



WILWREN was built by Groves & Gutteridge of Cowes, Isle of Wight in 1940 as an admiralty harbour launch and is still in original condition below the wheelhouse/saloon area. She is of timber construction with the original watertight steel bulkheads.

The current owner bought her in 2010 when in a derelict state and has carried out most of the restoration/conversion work. At the time of registration, the vessel was based in Tollesbury, Essex and is used as a houseboat.

We are lacking information on this vessel.  If you have any further details please contact us.

Key dates

  • 1940

    Built by Groves & Gutteridge, Cowes, Isle of Wight

  • 1940s

    Used as a Harbour Service Launch by the Royal Navy

  • 2010

    Bought by current owner

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