ex (4) Pelorus
© Roy Thornton Collection
Steel screw motor vessel, built in 1948 by A & J Inglis Ltd, Glasgow (Yard No.1355 P), for Corporation of Trinity House as a Pilot Tender.
- Length: 145.0 ft (between perpendiculars), 153.0 ft (overall)
- Breadth of hull: 27.7 ft (extreme), 27.6 ft (moulded)
- Depth: 11.9 ft
- Draught: 11.1 ft (aft, loaded), 9.3 ft (forward, loaded)
- Tonnage: 442.67 gross/177.23 net/603 deadweight
- Load Displacement: 593 tons
- Engines: 2 x 6-cylinder Crossley Brothers diesel
- Fuel: Gas Oil
- Power: 2 at 400 bhp/300 rpm
- Speed: 11.34 knots (full trial), 9 knots (working)
- Radar: Decca 212
- Capacity of Tanks or Bunkers: 90 tons
- Consumption per 24 hrs: 3.5 tons (Full Speed) .53 tons (Station Working Speed)
- Fresh Water Capacity: 37.8 tons
- Ballast Tanks: 30 tons
- Cable: 1 1/8
- Anchors: 3 (Number),12,12,,5 cwt (Size)
- Voltage: 220
- Capacity: 6 officers,13 crew
- Sleeping accommodation: 24
- Call Sign: MSTD
- IMO Number: 5273482
- ID Number: 1181842
- Registry: London (1948 – ), Road Harbour/British Virgin Islands
September 2nd 1947: Launched.
January 24th 1948: Completed for Corporation of Trinity House.
© A G Jones (both)
Courtesy of Andy C Adams
1976: Sold to Rosewood Co Ltd, (Druidhurst Ltd), London. Renamed LLANGOWER
1985: Sold to Llangower Co Ltd, Tortola BVI
2001/02: Deleted (Lloyds Register).
All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: A G Jones, Neil Jones (Trinity House Archives) and Andy C Adams for their assistance in producing this feature.