HSL 376 was built in 1944 by Hancock Shipbuilding of Pembroke Dock for the Royal Navy. As a Harbour Service Launch she served in Royal Naval Dockyards including latterly Portland Dockyard. She was decommissioned in 1973 and was acquired for preservation by the Maritime Trust.
She was preserved afloat in operating condition at Portsmouth until she sank at her moorings. She is currently based at the Chatham Historic Dockyard having arrived there in 1989 and is on a covered slipway.
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Brouwer, Norman J, International Register of Historic Ships, Anthony Nelson, Edition 2, 1993
Steamboat Register: An illustrated Register of surviving steam vessels in the British Isles, Steam Boat Association of Great Britain, Edition 6, May 1994
Built by Hancock Shipbuilding Co. of Pembroke Dock for the Royal Navy
Served as a harbour launch in various Royal Navy ports
De-commissioned and preserved afloat at Portsmouth
Moved to Chatham Historic Dockyard
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