1380

RAF Air Sea Rescue Launch built 1956 by Robertsons, Dunoon

Designated ensign Designated house flag

2809

Registered


Service Vessel

Patrol Boat


RAF Air Sea Rescue Launch

Ipswich


Ongoing conservation

Operating


No

No


16/09/2014

30/11/-0001



Gallery


Propulsion

Motor

Inboard diesel


1956

None


None


Dimensions

0.00

15.50 feet (4.72 metres)


63.08 feet (19.23 metres)

7.50 feet (2.29 metres)


47.81


History

1380 was built by Robertsons of Dunoon in 1956 as an RAF Rescue Launch and is a vessel of double diagonal mahogany construction with twin Rolls Royce and Coventry Victor diesel engines. As an RAF craft she had multiple roles including search and rescue, recovery of ordnance and drill torpedos, towing of targets and general patrol duties and was operating from Aden.

She was sold out of service in the late 1980s initially to the Maritime Volunteer Service and then to her current owner in 2014. At present she is based in Ipswich awaiting restoration.

Previous names

  1. RAF 1380

Key dates

  1. 1956 Built by Robertsons, DunoonShip Yard
  2. 1956/1980s Served with the RAF based in Aden
  3. 1980s Sold to the Maritime Volunteer Service
  4. 2014 Bought by current owner
If you are the owner of the vessel and would like to provide more details or updated information please contact info@nationalhistoricships.org.uk

copper fastened:

a vessel whose plank fastenings are of copper rather than iron