Previous names

  • Kingfisher
  • Fairstar
Certificate no 2819
Status Registered


Function Fighting Vessel
Subfunction Pinnace
Location Kingston-upon-Thames
Vessel type Naval Pinnace
Current use Ongoing conservation
Available to hire Yes
Available for excursions Yes
Info required No


Builder Vosper, Portsmouth
Built in 1939
Hull material Wood
Rig Unknown
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 1
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Length: Overall
44.00 feet (13.41 m)
Breadth: Beam
10.00 feet (3.05 m)
4.50 feet (1.37 m)
Air Draft
8.50 feet (2.59 m)
Tonnage: Gross


There is some uncertainty about this vessel: it remains to be established whether it is an RAF sea plane tender or a naval pinnace.

Key dates

  • 1939

    Built by Vospers, Portsmouth

  • 1995

    New owner

  • 2013

    New owner


  • Jan 2017

    A Sustainability Grant of £762 was made from the Strategic Development Fund of National Historic Ships UK

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