PIPEFISH is a steam yacht built in 1903 by The Liquid Fuel Engineering Co. and is a vessel of teak planked construction. She was built for Harold Fiennes Speed for his retirement in Keyhaven - he spent many years cruising the South coast and North French coast with his wife, Maude.
During the First World War, PIPEFISH was laid up in Keyhaven, after being mistaken as a German vessel and shot at from Hurst Castle.
The vessel was removed from the River Thames in the late 1980's and stored in a field near Alton. Her hull was dry stored and is generally sound but the upper deck of American Yellow pine is beyond repair, some spars will need to be replaced as will some parts of the American Elm Garboards. A LIFU steam plant with 25 ihp engine has been sourced and the vessel is currently undergoing conservation.
Bujilt by the Liquid Fuel Engineering Co
Parsons petrol/paraffin engine installed
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