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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BoatBird Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 2007 at 2:37pm
Ahhh that makes more sense! Thanks rafwebfoot!!

(and an RTTL is..... target towing launch????)

So the allotted date is when it was planned to be moved but might have been moved earlier or later?

Crumbs, she went through some engines! Was that normal?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote d-zine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 2007 at 2:46pm
Hi BoatBird

Rescue (and) Target Towing Launch.




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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BoatBird Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 May 2007 at 2:29pm
ta d-zine, shame there aren't any photos of 2625 in action- would be great to see her in all her glory!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote d-zine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 May 2007 at 5:04pm
Hi Boatbird,

Glad to be of service, I am afraid I cannot remember the origin for this image.





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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rafwebfoot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 May 2007 at 4:55pm

Hi folks,

yes engine changes on RAF craft were very common.  Bearing in mind the restricted engine room space, engines had to be removed for major repair and planned replacement, so another one was dropped into place. The later Sea Griffons were not much better than the Napiers with regards reliablilty - aero engines in marine craft are not the greatest.

FAIR WINDS AND A FAVOURABLE TIDE
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Good photo of 2625 in action d-zine, she still has traces of the white paint on her and is in an unconverted state, the photo taken in limassol bay is near the area of beach where she now lies and must have been taken just before she was S.O.C., she is a credit to her builders B.P.B. to have lasted so long after being beached in such harsh conditions and just left to rot, I think she was siezed and her Owner put in prison after doing a bit of "Midnight Trading"
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BoatBird Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 May 2007 at 6:57am
Oooh d-zine thank you so much for the photo! It's great to see 2625 in original condition and working!

There aren't many traces of paint on the hull anymore- from one small sliver of wood I managed to see grey paint but not white- mostly she's bare timbers now. It's true about her being seized- that probably accounts for the bloody great big hole in the side!!

Can I put the photo on my website and picasaweb album??? It's got your name at the bottom which I'd leave.... please????
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