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1940 British Power Boat - £49,500

Lying : Essex - Viewing strictly by appointment through Topsail

British Power Boat

General Specification

LOA : 19.2m (63ft 0in)
Beam : 4.98m (16ft 4in)
Draft : 1.22m (4ft 0in)


Mechanical & Electrical




Originally laid down for the Royal Norwegian Navy, this vessel was requisitioned by the Royal Navy in 1940 prior to being transferred to the Polish Navy where she was given the number S3 ("Fast Hunter") class and named "Wyzel". In 1943 she was returned to the Royal Navy as Motor Gunboat 45. Her Polish War Diary, amongst other things, records that she took part in 97 English Channel patrols and 5 enemy engagements. Although nowadays used primarily for living aboard, she is still mobile (though restricted to 12 knots) and recently attended a gathering of similar vessels at Teddington. Consumption, bearing in mind she has 2 engines, is good: she used less than 10 gallons to complete the 60 odd miles down to her base at Benfleet. She carries about 250 gallons of fuel giving her a range in excess of 1000 miles.

A well presented, spacious and interesting, historic, craft with the added advantage of being able to move reasonably quickly around the coast, or across the channel and into the French canals.


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Archived Prior to 2004


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