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”Lilian” – Ex RAF Vessel

Length (ft)
Beam (ft)
Draught (ft)
Hull material
Riveted Iron, Steel, Wood
Fuel type
6 Berths

“Lilian” Ex-RAF Fuel Barge.

An Historical Vessel without any doubt. This Ex-RAF fuelling barge is now available to those looking to restore a classic! With numerous original features that still exist as a credit to her past owner who has lovingly maintained her Twin Perkins Diesel engines. Lying ashore and with possibilities of further storage or Mooring subject to Yard operators approval. Possible part exchange considered so call Channel Yacht Sales to discuss your interest.

Principal Dimensions: all measurements are approximate

L.o.a. 14.2 m (46ft)

Beam 3m (10ft)

Draft 1.2m (3’6″)

On Deck

From her steel forward deck & to her Port & Starboard stern quarter. Lillian offers a full steel safety rail. Anchor windlass to her foredeck, hatch from the forward saloon, Deck prisms, Wooden constructed wheelhouse (In need of possible full re-construction) currently with Port & Starb’d sliding doors for access.

Steel Mast of which carries a full compliment of navigation lights & vhf aerial.  Aft deck offers her original fuel locker that presents approximately 2.6m x 2.6m x 1.4m high with a steel ladder to access to space. Currently used to store various ropes, paints etc.

Lazarette with superb access to the rudder stocks.

Wheelhouse / helm position.

As previously described. Wheelhouse construction had been in Ply & is in need of reconstruction though currently still offers a reasonable degree of protection from the weather. Portside helm with original engine monitoring gauges. Shift controls for her engines. Deck wash pump. Large storage lockers to the wings of this cabin space that would easily allow for extra tankage, cabin heating, ships batteries or charging etc. Access to saloon & sealed bulkhead door to the engine room.

Engine Bay.

1.84m x 1.84m x 1.84m of engine space flooded with natural light and in exceptional condition this engine room would put many to shame! Even a little Briggs & Stratton engine running an alternator. Twin 6 cylinder Perkin diesels / gearboxes.

Battery boxes /2 x 94 amp hr batteries.

Stern tube greasers.


2.6m long x 2.4m wide x 1.86high. Central wooden Bifold leaf table & port /starboard seating & drawers beneath. Back rests lift create raised bunks. Cabinet work is original & of superb quality with brass inlaid handles.

From her saloon there is a small galley & separate heads still featuring an original Hawsons & Hauley ceramic sea toilet. Hanging lockers & further storage. 12 v DC lighting is via original bulkhead spots.

Forward Cabin.

2.3m long x 2.4 wide x 1.84 high & with her original crew bunk, single stainless steel wash hand basin & pumped sea water.


Clearly in need of an owner who either has a healthy budget! OR one with a skill set & tools to sympathetically restore this gorgeous vessel with total pride. She is deserving of an owner who will respect the seakeeping designs from naval architecture and her Historical value. A short brief ships log provides validation of some of her capabilities in the English Channel. Her existing paint coatings have long since given up there protection but have no doubt done a sterling job to now allow this potential restoration of such an historical vessel.

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