Certificate no 293
Status Registered


Function Passenger Vessel
Subfunction Ferry
Location Southampton
Vessel type Ferry
Current use Commercial Activity
Available to hire Yes
Available for excursions Yes
Info required Yes
Web address www.hytheferry.co.uk


Builder Rowhedge Iron Works Co Ltd, Rowhedge
Built in 1946
Hull material
Rig None
Number of decks 2
Number of masts
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
22.95 feet (7.00 m)
5.90 feet (1.80 m)
Length: Overall
64.26 feet (19.60 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed



Built in 1946, HOTSPUR IV is a passenger ferry with a capacity for 200 passengers. She is based at Southampton and operates a ferry service from the Town Quay to Hythe.

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Hamer, Geoffrey, Trip Out 1995/6 - A Guide to the Passenger Boat Services of the British Isles, G P Hamer, 1995

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