Naval Vessels

A significant part of our history was the six year period between 1939 and 1944, when Ferguson's produced an astonishing 30 naval vessels.

Minesweepers, Corvettes, Steam Tugs and Boom Defence vessels represented an output that defied the size of the yard. What is also worthy of consideration is the sophistication of the vessels and how quickly the management and workforce adapted to entirely new specifications for a customer where no quarter could be given.

Empire Rest

Team rescue (Castle)
for: Ministry of War Transport


1,333g. 252.0 x 36.5 x 17.5 feet.

T. 4.cyl. (18½”, 31” & (2) 38½” – 30”) by builder.

1944: Completed for the Ministry of The War Transport and renamed EMPIRE REST. 7.

1948: Laid up at Falmouth. 10.

1951: Sold to Lloyds Albert Yard & motor Boat Packet Services Ltd. (R. A. Beazley, managers), Southampton. 6.6.

  • HMS Burnet renamed HMIS Gondwana - steam corvette

    366/ 1943

    for: Admiralty


  • HMS Barspear - steam boom defence


    for: Admiralty


  • HMS Hunda - Admiralty trawler


    for: Admiralty


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