Certificate no 2752
Status Registered


Function Fighting Vessel
Subfunction Pinnace
Location Worcester
Vessel type Admiralty Pinnace
Current use Ongoing conservation
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast
Built in 1931
Hull material Wood
Rig None
Number of decks 3
Number of masts 0
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Length: Overall
54.00 feet (16.46 m)
Breadth: Beam
11.75 feet (3.58 m)
4.50 feet (1.37 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


LADY SYBIL H was built as a Royal Navy pinnace in 1931 by Harland & Wolff, Belfast and is a vessel of diagonal teak construction with a Leyland 90 diesel engine.

After service at Dunkirk she was later sold out of service in 1946 and professionally converted to a private motor yacht for Edwin Hands. After some years in Cardiff Bay the current owner's grandfather bought the boat in 1955 and moved her to the non tidal River Severn.

Key dates

  • 1931

    Built by Harland & Wolff, Belfast

  • `1946

    Sold out of Naval service

  • 1948

    Converted to a motor cruiser

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