Previous names

  • Stornaway Viking
  • Roison Dubh
Certificate no 3493
Status Registered


Function Fishing Vessel
Subfunction Trawler
Location Maylandsea
Vessel type MFV
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Unknown
Built in 1945
Hull material Wood
Rig None
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
52.17 feet (15.90 m)
Breadth: Beam
16.33 feet (4.98 m)
5.50 feet (1.68 m)
Air Draft
27.50 feet (8.38 m)
Tonnage: Gross


VIKING is a vessel of pine construction with a Gardner 6 diesel engine and was built in 1945 in Scotland. When built she was seconded to the Royal Navy and based in Gibralter. After returning to the UK in 1962 she was converted to a sea scout training vessel in 1963. After her purchase by the current owner in 2000 she has been a in use as a houseboat.

Key dates

  • 1945

    Vessel built in UK and taken to Gibralter

  • 1962

    Vessel returned to UK

  • 1963

    Converted to a Sea Scout training vessel

  • 2000

    Converted to a housboat.

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