Certificate no 1999
Status Registered


Function Service Vessel
Subfunction Tender
Location Cosford
Vessel type Range Safety Launch
Current use Museum based
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Groves & Gutteridge Ltd, Cowes
Built in 1956
Hull material
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 0
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
13.00 feet (3.97 m)
4.50 feet (1.37 m)
Length: Overall
43.00 feet (13.12 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed



Built in 1956 by Groves & Gutteridge, RSL 1667 is a vessel which served as a tender/range safety launch for the Royal Air Force. It is now an exhibit in the RAF Museum at Cosford. RSL1667 served variously at bases in the UK and overseas and was in Singapore in the 1960s painted in tropical white livery. Allotted back to the UK in 1970 she was eventually transferred to the British Army in 1976 and was sold into private ownership in 1981.

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