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Medina-Class 39-Foot

Specifications

Dimensions 39' 6" x 24' Speed 28kts
Displacement 10t Range ????
Construction Rigid base, hyperlon tubing with aluminium superstructure Endurance ????
Engine2 x s 212/300hp various coupled to dual waterjets Crew 4

Based on the Atlantic 21 concept the first two boats were funded by an appeal by Lord Mountbatten, through the Romsey trust in 1979. After his assasination later in the year by the IRA. A third boat was bought via RNLI funds. The project was dropped after three boats had been built.

Individual Histories

Builders: SOU= Souter Marine, Cowes. OSB= William Osborne, Littlehampton, West Sussex.

 

O/N Name Bldr Year Base/Comments
1069 Mountbatten of Burma SOU 1980 Fitted with 212hp Sabre engines and self-righting air-bag. Trials Brighton 83, Littlehampton, re-engined with 303hp engines, Cabin added. Stored. Sold 01/10/89 as Swanage Diver. For sale 2013.
1072 Countess Mountbatten of Burma SOU 1981 Fitted with 330hp Caterpiller engines. Redcar 11/85, Blackpool,Fitted with cabin, Dungeness. Sold 11/08/89 as Cheetah. At Pembroke Ferry still 10/00. Found at Safety Boat Services in 2014 at Wells-Next-The-Sea. To Kingston-Upon_Hull 2014.
1091 Not named OSB 1984 Fitted with 285hp Caterpiller engines. Trials RNLI Depot Poole. Sold 30/04/89 as Fury/Mountbatten Venturer/David Stogden MBE. MRI Stonehaven. For sale 2013.

 

ON1069 Mountbatten of Burma pictured off Southwold in 80's (Photo TC2)

ON1069 seen later in life, with cabin, as Swanage Diver (Photo Swanage Diver)

ON 1091 pictured with the MRI at Stonehaven (Photo Courtesy Martin Fish)