Certificate no 2797
Status Registered


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


Builder Thornycroft, J I & Co Ltd, Woolston, Southampton
Built in 1955
Hull material Wood
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 1
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 2
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None


Length: Overall
43.00 feet (13.11 m)
Breadth: Beam
13.83 feet (4.22 m)
4.62 feet (1.41 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


RANGE SAFETY LAUNCH 1650 was built by Thornycroft, Southampton in 1955 and is a vessel of double diagonal timber construction with twin Rolls Royce C.6 FLM engines. She served with the RAF until 1976 and is now ashore at Hythe Marina Village, Southampton as a display piece.

Key dates

  • 1955

    Built by Thornycroft, Southampton

  • 1976

    Sold out of RAF service

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