Certificate no 3009
Status Registered


Function Fighting Vessel
Subfunction Pinnace
Location Brixham
Vessel type Harbour Defence Motor Launch
Current use Unknown
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Groves & Gutteridge Ltd, Cowes
Built in 1940
Hull material Wood
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 0
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 2
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Length: Overall
52.50 feet (16.00 m)
Breadth: Beam
13.00 feet (3.96 m)
4.67 feet (1.42 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed



FRANCINE was built for the Admiralty in 1940 as a Naval Pinnace and is a vessel of teak and oak construction. There is some doubt whether she was built by Groves and Gutteridge or J Samuel White. She was originally single engined but had twin engines installed at some point.

A full restoration back to her original appearance is planned to begin in Spring 2017 when the vessel is back in Southampton.


Key dates

  • 1940

    Built either by Groves and Gutteridge or J Samuel White

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