Previous names

  • Christine Duthie
  • Silver Cloud
  • Firecrest
  • Nordic Star
  • Big Saba
Certificate no 2894
Status Registered


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


Builder Bolson, J & Sons Ltd, Poole
Built in 1945
Hull material Wood
Rig Bermudan Ketch
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 2
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Length: Overall
51.18 feet (15.60 m)
Breadth: Beam
15.09 feet (4.60 m)
6.89 feet (2.10 m)
Air Draft
57.41 feet (17.50 m)
Tonnage: Gross


RED MOON was built as an Admiralty MFV type 601 by J Bolsons of Poole in 1944 and is a vessel of wooden construction with a Gardner 6L3 diesel engine.

Ther vessel was commissioned into the Clyde fleet in 1946 and sold to the fishing fleet as FR314. After fishing from other ports she was converted to a private sailing vessel in Wales. During the 1980s she made many trips to Europe as a private yacht.

Key dates

  • 1944

    Built by Bolsons of Poole

  • 1948

    Decommissioned and became fishing vessel

  • 1980s

    Became a private fishing vessel

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