Certificate no 2772
Status Registered


Function Service Vessel
Subfunction Tender
Location Bristol
Vessel type MFV
Current use Ongoing conservation
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required Yes


Builder Kris Cruisers Ltd., Isleworth
Built in 1946
Hull material Wood
Rig Unknown
Number of decks
Number of masts 1
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Length: Overall
64.50 feet (19.66 m)
Breadth: Beam
17.33 feet (5.28 m)
Tonnage: Gross
To be confirmed
Air Draft
To be confirmed



MFV140 JOSEPH was built as an Admiralty Motor Fishing Vessel in 1946 by Kris Cruisers Limited of Isleworth. She was originally with the Royal Navy Port Auxiliary Service in the Clyde and Western Isles area. In 1981 or 1982 she was allocated to the London Division of the Royal Naval Reserve. After decommissioning in 1988 she passed into private ownership and was bought by her present owners in 2013 and is currently undergoing renovation in Bristol Floating Harbour.

This vessel is currently up for sale.


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Key dates

  • 1946

    Built by Kris Cruisers Limited, Isleworth

  • 1988

    Decommissioned from Royal Navy

  • 2013

    Purchased by current owners

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