RN cutter 1942

13th August 2009, 13:31
Hi fromAlvin new member,
Jonesy a friend of mine and member was asking questions on my behalf about my boat Piranha Girl a fishing boat that has been around Essex coast for many years and a commercial boat complete with foresail (sadly no longer).
The hull of boat is a about 25 ft cutter and I found ident. marks cut into bow as follows: 2X0 3x0 3x3 ACC411, ACH, PRS41, 12-42. Previous feedback confirmed Dec1942 built and for 41 persons. The usage was Cruisers and up and believe ACC411 was an aircraft carrier. Can anyone shed any light on actual name of ACC411. or anything else. Writing a history about her from1942to current.
Thanks for any help.

13th August 2009, 16:27
You may wish to have a conversation with your friend, or alternatively go to..


13th August 2009, 22:54
Welcome from Lancashire - I hope you will enjoy the site.

K urgess
13th August 2009, 22:57
Welcome aboard from northern East Yorkshire, alvin.
I see you've been pointed to a similair thread already.
Have an enjoyable voyage.

14th August 2009, 08:59
Welcome aboard from the Philippines. Enjoy all this great site has to offer

14th August 2009, 09:31
Greetings Alvin and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.

14th August 2009, 11:27
As was pointed out in the other thread, she is most likely an ex MN lifeboat.
RN 25 ft cutters were not double ended and were carried by a wide variety of ships and as they were not issued until after they had been built, the ACC is unlikely to stand for Air Craft Carrier.

17th October 2015, 09:03
I have just come-across this thread while doing some research on the inshore flotilla at the Dunkirk evacuation. The double-ended hull in that picture looks more like the Adm. Dockyards' version of the standard SOLAS MN pulling lifeboat of the times, issued to Fleet Auxiliaries, HMdrifters HMtrawlers, etc, from 1939-1945.