Certificate no 2912
Status Registered


Function Service Vessel
Subfunction Launch
Location Bristol
Vessel type Open Launch
Current use Private use
Available to hire Yes
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Gill & Sons, Rochester
Built in 1910
Hull material Wood
Rig None
Number of decks
Number of masts
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Length: Overall
52.00 feet (15.85 m)
Breadth: Beam
11.00 feet (3.35 m)
4.50 feet (1.37 m)
Air Draft
12.67 feet (3.86 m)
Tonnage: Gross



BARBARY T was originally a Harbour Launch/Steam Pinnace of double diagonal teak and oak construction and was built by Gill & Son at Chatham in 1910. After service with the Royal Navy she became a coal and fish bait cargo vessel in the Bristol Channel. She was later converted for use as a houseboat.

Key dates

  • 1910

    Built by Gill & Son, Chatham

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