Blue Peter

High Speed Target Tower Vessel built 1941 by White, J Samuel & Co Ltd, Cowes, Isle of Wight

Designated ensign Designated house flag

2440

Registered


Fighting Vessel

Launch


High Speed Target Tower Vessel

Rochester


Private use

Private Use


No

No


22/03/2011

04/03/2013


Web site

www.derbyclass.org

Propulsion

Motor

Inboard diesel


None

None


Dimensions

To be confirmed

11.50 feet (3.51 metres)


48.00 feet (14.64 metres)

To be confirmed


19.00


History

BLUE PETER is one of a small number of high-speed target tower boats named after the famous Epsom Derby winners of their day. There were only 21 of these 58 foot boats made between 1941 and 1944.

She was based at Cliffe (on the River Thames) in January 1942, per a schedule of Royal Naval vessels in home waters. Later on she was used as one of the command ships in the construction of the Mulberry Harbour in France. After that she served in Belgium waters and then as a patrol boat in German waters, possibly on the Rhine.

We are lacking information about this particular vessel.  If you have any information about this vessel past or present, please contact us.

If you are the owner of the vessel and would like to provide more details or updated information please contact info@nationalhistoricships.org.uk

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