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.
Built by Robertsons, DunoonShip Yard
Served with the RAF based in Aden
Sold to the Maritime Volunteer Service
Bought by current owner
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