MV Seatrans Surveyor
ex Llanberis, (5) Penlee
Courtesy of Andy Adams
Steel screw motor vessel, built in 1948 by A & J Inglis Ltd, Glasgow (Yard No.13565 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: 11.0 (aft, loaded), 9.3 (forward, loaded)
- Tonnage: 442.67 gross, 493 (1992)/177.23 net, 309 (1992)/580.00 deadweight, 589 (1992)
- Engines: 2 x 12-cylinder Crossley Brothers diesels
- Fuel: Gas Oil
- Power: 800 bhp/300rpm
- Speed: 11.586 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)
- F Water Capacity: 37.8 tons
- Ballast Tanks: 30 tons
- Cable: 1 1/8
- Anchors: 3 (Number),12,12,5 cwt (Size)
- Voltage: 220v
- Capacity: 6 officers, 13 crew
- Sleeping accommodation: 24
- Licence Number: 5
- Call Sign: MSVC (1949 – 1994)
- IMO Number: 5274008 ID Number: 21802
- Official Number: 181891
- Registry: London
October 30th 1947:Launched.
1948: Commissioned for Corporation of Trinity House.
1977: Sold to Rosewood Co Ltd (Druidhurst Ltd), London. Renamed LLANBERIS.
1982: Sold to Batty Floating Plant & Marine Services, London. Renamed SEATRANS SURVEYOR.
1985: Sold to Latchfleet Ltd, Morden.
1992: Sold to Detect Sea Enterprises Ltd, Plymouth.
2006: Still active?
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: Neil Jones (Trinity House Archives) and Andy C Adams for their assistance in producing this feature.