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Patricia, the second THV of this name
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No: 10287   Contributor: Peter Langsdale   Year: 2009   Manufacturer: Unknown   Country: Sweden
Patricia, the second THV of this name

Photographed at Slussen, Stockholm on 10 April 2009.
THV = Trinity House Vessel, see picture #10281 for details of this vessel, now converted into a restaurant.
Picture added on 13 April 2009
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Great to see her preserved, Peter.

And an early user of diesel-electric propulsion - our own Coast Guard uses it extensively for Ice-Breakers and Buoy-Tenders.

Sadly, we've let almost all of our historic Light-House Tenders go to the scrap-yard.

Regards, from Canada,
Pat_R-B

Added by Pat Rivers-Bowerman on 16 April 2009.
The Pat remember her at the quay side in Holyhead one day many years ago, beautiful wood paneling on her wheel house, her replacement's don't quite hit the mark.
Regards, Andrew

Added by Andrew Wright on 16 April 2009.
nice to see patricia looking well preserved i was on her for 25 years i was boatswain when she was sold and moved to the new patricia 3 till i retired

Added by M A Noseley on 27 October 2009.
My dad wain TH but going back many years, hence my interest in the Pat. Oh he was on the Argus btw.
Andrew.

Added by Andrew Wright on 27 October 2009.
Hi i was a crew member on Patricia in 1967 i served as Quartermaster Wireless Operator,also iwas onboard when Patricia performed two Spithead Reviews i left Patricia and rejoined THV VESTAL AS winchdriver then was transfered to THV READY AS winchdriver also acting Bosun on numerous occasions

Added by RONALD ELLIOTT on 28 October 2009.
Ron, my dad did two stints in Trinity, the first when he was very young, I remember him telling me he was at sea the day the Princess Victoria went down, the second time would have been during the 60's.
Andrew.

Added by Andrew Wright on 28 October 2009.
My grandfather, William Henry Aston Earp (1893-1963) was a naval architect and worked for Sir Eustace Smith, Smith's Dockyard, Teesside from 1909-1958. He designed the Patricia and my father, now 86, remembers going to the launch of it in 1938. The ship is now a floating restaurant and its history is on their website, including its role in Dunkirk and the Queen Mother having used it for a state visit.

Added by Jane Shafto on 27 February 2012.
I served in "Pat" twice. First in 65 when Bob Bean was bos'n (& Bill Baister was cook...well named) joined her in Hollyhead with "Rowdie" Yates. Did a Royal Escort during that time, In her again in early 70s.. Also served in Ready, Vestal and Siren. great days. Did some Foreign and home trade but I still think of Trinity with fond memories.

Added by Lyndon on 28 July 2012.
Back in 1966-67, + or -, Trinity Light House Supply Vessel, Patricia was Re-Fitted at Smith's Dock, Southbank, Middlesborough, quite extensively, Engine Accomadation, the work's! Prior to her being a TLHSV she was supposedly the Forrunner to the Royal Yacht Britania, Including re-furbishing of her Diesel Engine's, (Docksford Diesel's maybe's??). I was an Apprentice Ship's Joiner, & worked on her for quite awhile, while she was in Dry Dock, at Smith's Dock Southbank, later to become a Swan Hunter Shipyard!

Added by Ian Parker, City Of Guilds Advanced Craft 1st Class. on 19 October 2014.
Ian, she had 4 Rolls Royce diesels driving 2 English Electric generators and main motors. Auxillary sysytems were rolls Royce as well. She was always a THV and was the "Stand-by" Royal Yacht should "Brittania" be unavailable, She was also the Trinity flagship. You probably remember her aft accomodation....very opulent and grand.

Added by Lyndon Redpath on 21 October 2014.
Ullo Lyndon,

Thanks for the Mechanical Info! As an Apprentice Ship's Joiner/Cabinetmaker, I went on hearsay, so I aint gonna dispute anything regarding her Mechanical Equipment. I'm now Re-Tired in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Hundred's of mile's from any salt sea air! Pitty! Cheer's Ian.

Added by Ian Parker. on 22 October 2014.
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