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Name Official number Flag IMO
BLUE HILLS  164387  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
Vessel type Vessel description
Yacht   Wood Motor Vessel  
Builder Yard Yard no
William Weatherhead & Son, Cockenzie    

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
17 grt / 7 nrt / 21 tm 42.0 ft LOA  12.4 ft  6.1 ft  5.0 ft 
Engine builder Bergius & Co Ltd, Glasgow
Engine detail
Twin screw. Two Paraffin motors 4cyl (4.25" x 6.3/8") and (3"x 4½") 45bhp
1949 1-screw Oil engine 3 cyl (4.3/8" x 6") by Russell Newbery

1962 Oil engine 4cy. 48bhp by Russell Newbery
& Aux Oil engine 3cy. (3.5" x 5") (wing) by Perkins 1956.

2014 re-engined 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Commander George F Gilliland, RNVR (Retd), Londonderry  Leith  27/04/1938 
Other names
Subsequent owner and registration history
During WWII acquired by His Majesty's Government
1947 Commander George F Gilliland, RNVR (Retd)
By 1950 Desmond T. Bibby, Totnes, Devon. Regd. Leith.
By 1975 C A Hysom
By 1980 R J Whitehead, Home port Glasson Dock 
Vessel history
1939 requisitioned by British Government.

By 1947 1-screw. Only one Paraffin motor 4 cyl (4.25" x 6.3/8").  
Design based on Scottish fishing boat 
End year Fate / Status
Disposal Detail
2017 in service, based at Hayle, Cornwall 


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