Admiralty Launch, Lily Oak, PZ89, St Michaels Mount - Ships Nostalgia
04:49

Welcome
Welcome!Welcome to Ships Nostalgia, the world's greatest online community for people worldwide with an interest in ships and shipping. Whether you are crew, ex-crew, ship enthusiasts or cruisers, this is the forum for you. And what's more, it's completely FREE.

Click here to go to the forums home page and find out more.
Click here to join.
Log in
User Name Password

Admiralty Launch, Lily Oak, PZ89, St Michaels Mount

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 17th July 2014, 11:53
John Tremelling John Tremelling is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 151
Admiralty Launch, Lily Oak, PZ89, St Michaels Mount

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I have posted searching for such information on this site before, indeed the whole InterNet as far as my limited PC skills allow, to date without success. I post again in the hope of finding new members who might be able to assist. I am also searching various Classic Boat magazines.

I have bought a 20ft Admiralty Launch, built for the civvy market of Iroko on Oak by W Lee of Peterborough, who built ships boats for the Admiralty. She was varnished as opposed to Battleship Grey, and exhibited at the 1959 London Boat Show, and sold for 795, a princely sum then. She disappeared from my radar until appearing at Marizion in Cornwall in 1962 named Lily Oak. She then served for 30 plus years as a ferry to and from St Michaels Mount, licensed to carry 12 persons and registered as a part time fishing boat PZ 89, for use as such out of season. She is generally in good condition but suffered the expected ravages of ferry and fishing boat use.

She is an interesting boat worthy of preservation and restoration to her former glory. The only Lily Oak which I have been able to find was a Drifter, taken up for service by the Admiralty as a Harbour Launch in 1940, returning to the fishing fleet in 1945. She currently has a BMC Diesel fitted in 1982, but I would wish to restore her to her original condition, originally, anecdotally she had a Perkins petrol engine. I have a reproduction catalogue from the 1959 show where she is listed as a 20ft Gentleman's Launch, but no photographs. If I am unable to find info on her original engine, throttle fittings etc, then I would fit her as a standard Admiralty 20ft Launch, so information or anecdotes on such boats would be gratefully received, however I am not such a criminal as to paint her varnished strakes grey. I myself was MN thus I have limited knowledge of Admiralty boats, being restricted to the pain and suffering of racing Montague Whalers under oars.

Thanks to all who have read this far, here's hoping,

John Tremelling
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mrs Lily Young lilyoung Say Hello 17 8th March 2013 12:48
Wild lily - Car Carrier moaf Special Purpose Vessels 7 29th January 2008 19:11
HMS Royal Oak Gavin Gait News and Views from the Shipping World 3 19th June 2007 06:00
British Oak ruud BP Shipping 6 5th January 2007 18:13



Support SN


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.