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RSL 1644

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Forum Description: Discussion on Range Safety Launches
Printed Date: 18 January 2021 at 12:52pm

Topic: RSL 1644
Posted By: Tim 427
Subject: RSL 1644
Date Posted: 26 May 2007 at 12:39pm
I was going through some old family photos and came across this one taken at Lyme Regis in approx. 1957/58 (?); my sister, Teresa with RSL 1644 in the background....I'm sure she will be suitably embarassed, but it gives a reasonably good (for an old Box Brownie shot, I think!) port quarter view! Anyone have any memories of the boat?

Tim D

Posted By: d-zine
Date Posted: 26 May 2007 at 2:05pm
Hi Tim427,

This is another view of RSL 1644 with a couple of friends at Bridlington.

What ever happened to her?

Advance - Runaway Quickly , Runaway Quickly

Posted By: tramontana
Date Posted: 26 May 2007 at 2:38pm
Could be the one your friend northeastuser found in Malta as she was sold out there, webfoot will know more about this class of boat and what happened to her I am sure.

Posted By: rafwebfoot
Date Posted: 26 May 2007 at 11:31pm
Hi, 1644 wasuntil quite recently operating from Malta as FLORIA.


Posted By: tramontana
Date Posted: 27 May 2007 at 5:05pm
Look at page 5 on the Boats on Malta and Gib  section

Posted By: northeastuser
Date Posted: 27 May 2007 at 5:34pm

To save people looking!!





Posted By: Christian
Date Posted: 27 May 2007 at 6:07pm
The one pictured is C-20 ex RSL 1654, not Floria ex RSL 1644.

Posted By: northeastuser
Date Posted: 27 May 2007 at 9:03pm

Ahh so there is at least two RSLsí in Malta. Well if that one is C-20 ex RSL 1654 do you have any idea where in Malta RSL 1644 is/was?

Do you have any info as to the current use of C-20? (apart from garden ornament)


Posted By: Christian
Date Posted: 27 May 2007 at 9:12pm

From Philip Simons;

Floria ex 1644 was a ferry boat at Mgarr, last sighted there Jan 2004.

ex C-20 ex 1654 was sighted at Pieta nautical college in 1993 and 1995, and in the compound at Marsaxlokk in 2003, 04 and 05 (and now 07).

Posted By: northeastuser
Date Posted: 27 May 2007 at 9:32pm

Is it known if her condition has been stable/has any work been done on her or has she just been left to decay?


Posted By: rafwebfoot
Date Posted: 29 May 2007 at 10:18am

Hi folks,

1644 worked with an ex 41.5ST called PELICAN I have a pic showing both together at Gozo in June 2000 and the older boat looks to be in almost original condition except for a windshield fitted to rthe aft end of the cabin. Her num,ber in alta was S.10951


Posted By: Cardona Daniel
Date Posted: 05 December 2014 at 12:19pm
Hello from Malta

It's an old post but ...oh well

Here is as once Known RSL1654 Photo's just taken yesterday 04/12/2014

it's in private hands and with an asking price of 23000 euros :-(
shame it's not in a museum


Posted By: johnk
Date Posted: 05 December 2014 at 1:59pm
Hi there,

Many thanks for this, yes looking a bit tired now for sure, perhaps one day,


Posted By: clive
Date Posted: 27 December 2014 at 4:44pm
thanks for the pictures, Daniel, I suspect she may be for sale for a while! does she have any machinary in her?

masbie something in the water.

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