MFV Details

These fall into the following catagories

61.5 foot, 45 foot, 75 foot, 90 foot, 501 group and 2000 group

The 61.5 foot 

Covered No's 1 - 424, 435 - 467 and had the following details:

50 T Displacment, Dimensions of 61.5' x 17.75' x 4,25' with a 7' draught

Machinery  single shaft diesel by either Kelvin (88 BHP) giving 8.5 knots, Gray (106 BHP) giving 8.75 knots, Blackstone (120 BHP) giving 9 knots or Widdop (120 BHP) giving 9 knots.

Armament 1 0.303" AA machine Gun

Complement of 6 

Unidentified Vessels - 61.5 foot

Amaryllys, Bluefin, Daya, Elsie, Hin Joo, Kang Aun Chong Kee, Karuna, Lei Lani, Nelan, Pelican Queen, Pimco, Prema, Sarie Marais, Shanti, Shirokko, Shuen Hing, Sona, Sunfish, Western Isles, Winhan

The 45 foot

Covered No's  601 - 995 with 996 - 999 Cancelled, 3001 - 3003

28.5 T Displacment, Dimensions of 49.75' x 15.25' x 3.75/5.75' draught

Machinery single shaft Atlantic diesel or Chrysler petrol motor (60 BHP) giving 7.5 knots

Armament 1 .303" MG

Complement of 4

Unidentified Vessels - 45 Foot

Aboyne Castle, Bi Joya, Bertenia, Diamond Jubilee, Griffen I, Happy Dragon, Kaskazi, Lam Mong, Ling Hong, Lucy B, Mee Mee, Menika, Patoni, Prada, Safari, Sheppey Queen, Umande

The 75 foot

Covered No's 1001 - 1258

114 T displacement, Dimensions of 75.5' x 19.75' x 5.5/9.5' draught

Machinery single shaft Lister Blackstone diesel (160 BHP) giving 8.5 knots

Armament 1 20mm AA Gun 

Unidentified Vessels - 75 Foot

Cayuse, Hoi Fung, Kang Aun Chong Kee, Koon No 1, North View, Omonia I, Shantha Durga, Southern Cross, Tai Sing, Tak Kee, Varachi

The 90 foot

Covered No's 1501 - 1607

200 T displacement, Dimensions of 97.25' x 22.25' x 6/16' draught

Machinery single shaft Crossley diesel (240 BHP) giving 9 knots

Armament 1 20mm AA Gun  

Unidentified Vessels - 90 Foot

Hai Pheng, Hai Seng Hin, Hai Tong, Hin Seng, Honduran, Jai Hind, Jaya Bharati, Kim Heap Huat, Rosary, Shelly Boy, Teck Thong, Thye Seng, Tian Tin, W.P.Ward

The 501 group

Covered No's 501 - 520

These were Fishing Vessels mostly of japanese origin seized in Canada 1941 and Purchased by the Royal Navy in 1942. They were for use in the Far East and given MFV Numbers in september 1942

The 2000 group

Covered No's 2013 - 2047

This Group was made up of 3 navy Built vessels and requisitioned boats, many were ex French Auxilary Naval Vessels that had been seized in the UK 1940. The MFV numbers were issued after November 1942.