Certificate no 2717
Status Registered
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Details

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

Construction

Builder Groves & Gutteridge Ltd, Cowes
Built in 1940
Hull material Wood
Rig None
Number of decks 0
Number of masts 0
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None

Dimensions

Length: Overall
52.00 feet (15.85 m)
Breadth: Beam
13.00 feet (3.96 m)
Depth
6.00 feet (1.83 m)
Tonnage: Gross
26.00
Air Draft
To be confirmed

History

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.

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

Own this vessel?

If you are the owner of this vessel and would like to provide more details or updated information, please contact info@nationalhistoricships.org.uk

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