Previous names

  • MTB437
Certificate no 3028
Status Registered


Function Fighting Vessel
Subfunction Gunboat
Location Hayling Island
Vessel type Motor Gunboat
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder British Power Boat Co Ltd. Hythe
Built in 1942
Hull material Wood
Rig None
Number of decks
Number of masts
Propulsion Unknown
Number of engines 2
Primary engine type Petrol
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Length: Overall
71.75 feet (21.87 m)
Breadth: Beam
20.50 feet (6.25 m)
5.75 feet (1.75 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


MGB118 FONTENAY was built as a gunboat for the Royal Navy and is now serving as a Houseboat. She was built in 1942 by the British Power Boat Co. and is a vessel of mahogany construction with twin Packard engines.

The vessel is written about in the book Courage in Adversity written by her then Commanding Officer.

Key dates

  • 1942

    Built by the British Power Boat Co.

  • 1942/ ?

    Served with the Royal Navy

  • 2015/2016

    Changes to upper structure

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