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Calshot Salar

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Printed Date: 15 November 2018 at 5:15pm


Topic: Calshot Salar
Posted By: Baldwin
Subject: Calshot Salar
Date Posted: 18 June 2012 at 2:35pm
Seeking information on the RAF launch Calshot Salar.



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Posted By: Baldwin
Date Posted: 18 June 2012 at 9:46pm
Update... I am now looking for her history from 1979 onwards to date.
 
She took part in a movie called  "Catch me a spy" starring Kirk Doglas, Trevor Howard and others. Her opponent "german" vessel was an HDML, a fairmile, called La-Lage, which was wrecked between sunken ammunition barges and Gull Point some years later.


Posted By: Rosedene
Date Posted: 05 July 2017 at 9:20pm
Hi, I found this forum completely by chance while trying to find information on the Calshot Salar. My dad worked on her when it was a fishing charter boat out of Rothesay. I spent the first year of my life on her as honorary crew! There are a few tales my dad told me, if you are still interested. Best wishes.


Posted By: Christian
Date Posted: 25 July 2017 at 12:31pm
Calshot Salar, ex Salar, EX RAF GSP 82. 

Still a houseboat at Shoreham as far as I know.


Posted By: MartinHDMLShearwater
Date Posted: 08 January 2018 at 11:41pm
Hi there,
A great page will all kinds of great info! I hope to add to it in the coming months if that's OK, but for now I'm looking to hopefully gleen a little more information if I may about Colshot Salar.
Basically I find myself the latest custodian of HDML Etive Shearwater ML1085 and am in the early stages of her restoration. As part of this I have a Website and Facebook page etc, and am occasionally contacted by people with connections to some of these great old vessels, one such occasion has just occurred with Calshot Salar! The lady has some very fond memories of the vessel, but has only one picture of it with her aged about 1 sat in a life ring onboard, a bit of searching the Web has led me here, she only posted to wish the project well, but the least I could do is ask if anyone has any pictures of Calshot Salar as a running vessel post war or even as GSP82 I could forward to her? It would be greatly appreciated, and hopefully keep the memories and tails of the vessel alive in her family. I've seen she was in a film I will pass that on to, and will type up any history of the vessel anyone can provide for her, it will make a nice worthwhile break from researching and recording the history of ML1085, of which I have a fair bit compiled now. If you are interested in the progress of Shearwaters restoration to WW2 appearance, it can be followed at ML1085.org or on the ML1085 - MV Shearwater Facebook page and also on twitter. It would be great if anyone has any pictures or snippets of history about GSP82 though that I could put together for Sarah the Lady who has contacted me.
Best Regards All
Martin


Posted By: johnk
Date Posted: 09 January 2018 at 8:42am
Hi there,

Many thanks for this and great to hear you are trying to save another piece of our coastal forces history, ...other than kind words not a lot else to offer, but hope others may do more, very best for the project,

Johnk



Posted By: Christian
Date Posted: 09 January 2018 at 1:47pm
see 2 pictures here;
http://www.rafboats.co.uk/gallery/82/" rel="nofollow - http://www.rafboats.co.uk/gallery/82/


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Posted By: Piquat
Date Posted: 24 January 2018 at 2:56pm
There was a behind the scenes home-movie made of the Calshot Salar by her owner during the making of the movie catch me a spy.

Sometime In the 90’s at the entrance to the US Submarine Base in the Holy Loch a VHS tape copy of that home movie was handed over to the then new owner of Calshot Salar by the Captain of the USDV Canadian Osprey, who as it transpired had been the Captain of Calshot Salar during the actual filming of the movie.

If that tape remains in existence and if found it would make interesting viewing for anyone with an interest in RAF wartime launches, and especially regarding the Calshot Salar.


Posted By: Piquat
Date Posted: 24 January 2018 at 3:09pm


Found online, the Calshot Salar at Loch Etive 1971.


Posted By: Piquat
Date Posted: 26 January 2018 at 9:05pm

Found online, the HDML "Lalage", at Loch Etive 1971.


Posted By: Piquat
Date Posted: 26 January 2018 at 9:24pm

Kirk Douglas on the beach at Achnacloich Loch Etive, with the stern of Calshot Salar showing on the right.


Posted By: johnk
Date Posted: 27 January 2018 at 9:35am
Hi there,

Many thanks for these, great shots, saw picture of Kirk Douglas..100 now? but by the by, all the best,

Johnk


Posted By: johnk
Date Posted: 27 January 2018 at 9:40am
Hi again,

Ah, seen the caption, were the topside deck houses altered for the filming? or like that already..can clearly see the hull lines of a HDML...yes, thinking on, another RAF supply launch comes to mind, but the name has gone! fully restored some years ago, hull glassed over but great job, not an armed vessel...personnel and cargo..met the owner once when they visited Chatham marina few years ago, sans vessel....memory shocking these days.... up for sale for a long time.....

Johnk


Posted By: MartinHDMLShearwater
Date Posted: 30 January 2018 at 11:05pm
Great pics Piquant, always nice to see another HDML in action to, and to place a sighting of one do you remember the year you last saw her Johnk? There are only 8 known left in the UK so if there's a possibility of a ninth that would be good news! It would be something if a copy of that VHS turned up! At least it seems to have two possibilities for survival, who knows it may well do!
Martin


Posted By: MartinHDMLShearwater
Date Posted: 30 January 2018 at 11:43pm
Hi Rosedene,
I thought I'd reply to your message incase you don't get notifications of the general feed, but some interesting pictures footage and information have turned up for Calshot Salar!
Regards
Martin


Posted By: MartinHDMLShearwater
Date Posted: 30 January 2018 at 11:44pm
Originally posted by Rosedene Rosedene wrote:

Hi, I found this forum completely by chance while trying to find information on the Calshot Salar. My dad worked on her when it was a fishing charter boat out of Rothesay. I spent the first year of my life on her as honorary crew! There are a few tales my dad told me, if you are still interested. Best wishes.


Hi Rosedene,
I thought I'd reply to your message incase you don't get notifications of the general feed, but some interesting pictures footage and information have turned up for Calshot Salar!
Regards
Martin


Posted By: johnk
Date Posted: 31 January 2018 at 5:11pm
Hello there, yes sorry might have given impression I have seen her myself, not the case, just commenting on the pictures....all the best.

Johnk


Posted By: Piquat
Date Posted: 28 August 2018 at 3:18pm
More pictures of Kirk Douglas, Trevor Howard, and Marlène Jobert on-board the Calshot Salar.





Posted By: Piquat
Date Posted: 03 September 2018 at 3:22pm


Found online, the HDML,Fairmile,Lalage in the 1960's before she became a movie star.



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