Caprella

Naval Pinnace built 1943 by Groves & Gutteridge Ltd, Cowes

Designated ensign Designated house flag

1995

Registered


Fighting Vessel

Pinnace


Naval Pinnace

Peterhead


None

Restoration


No

No


21/01/2010

23/04/2014



Gallery


Propulsion

Motor

Inboard diesel


None

None


Dimensions

To be confirmed

14.20 feet (4.33 metres)


60.00 feet (18.30 metres)

3.40 feet (1.04 metres)


0.00


History

CAPRELLA is one of the few remaining World War Two Navy Torpedo Recovery & Safety Boats (TRSBs) and is even rarer in that she maintains almost original lines. After the war, in 1946, she was bought by Sir Harry Ricardo, Britain’s most eminent diesel engine designer from World War One to the 1950s. She was fitted at this time with a Dorman Ricardo 8 VRMS engine, which she retained until recently. In 1956, she was sold to Mr Blackwell of Burnley, Lancashire and stayed in his ownership until his death. At that time, she was bought by Dave Whitewood who passed her on to the current owner. She has undergone a re-build, with new engines, decks, rear hold and roof, although the hull has survived in good condition.

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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