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HSL 2548

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Printed Date: 13 December 2018 at 11:25am


Topic: HSL 2548
Posted By: dgray
Subject: HSL 2548
Date Posted: 08 January 2006 at 9:30pm
I went to see HSL2548 in Spain last summer and have had some people doing research into her owner and transport from her current location.

To cut a long story (and it is a long story) short, I have located the owner (not happy about his silly asking price) and know a yard in France (just across the spanish border) that could store her for a modest fee.  I need to find a cradle to put her on as one  side has been  cut away.


I have some photos of the exterior & I'll put us a rough web site if anyone is interested.

I also have some ww2 original ASR photos I can put up, again if anyone is interested.


I wonder if anyone knows where  a boat mover who could cradle crane & move her?


Thanks

Don





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Don


Only a number, not even a name. How shall posterity hear of thy fame?



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Posted By: Bob A
Date Posted: 10 March 2006 at 2:02pm

Hi Don,

     Is she a whaleback? If so I'm definitely interested in your photo's as I'm getting together the bits and pieces for a modelling project on a whaleback.

 

Bob



Posted By: dgray
Date Posted: 10 March 2006 at 4:02pm
Hi Bob,

I put some photos of whalebacks at: http://www.rania.co.uk/boat%20photos/whaleback/

Cheers
Don







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Don


Only a number, not even a name. How shall posterity hear of thy fame?


Posted By: dgray
Date Posted: 10 March 2006 at 9:43pm
Hi Bob,

I've cobbled together a simple web site with a load of photos of old,  mainly WW2, boats.   There are quite a few photos of models of  the 63' HSL (whaleback).

It's at      http://www.rania.co.uk/boat%20photos/ST

Regards

Don





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Don


Only a number, not even a name. How shall posterity hear of thy fame?


Posted By: Bob A
Date Posted: 11 March 2006 at 2:41pm

Hi Don,

    Thanks for that link it looks a bit forlorn when it's not in it's natural element.Do you intend to restore her to her original configuration etc...? And bring her back to the UK?

My interest in these was sparked when I found out there'd been a RAF ASR detachment in my home town during the war. I'm trying to find info and pictures so I can make a model of one of the local craft.

Cheers,

Bob



Posted By: martin
Date Posted: 21 August 2006 at 3:47pm
How much was the owner selling the boat for ?


Posted By: dgray
Date Posted: 21 August 2006 at 4:03pm
Hi,

From memory, 15,000 euros.  I'd have to check.  Are you interested in  restoring her?

Cheers
Don



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Don


Only a number, not even a name. How shall posterity hear of thy fame?


Posted By: martin
Date Posted: 23 August 2006 at 8:20pm

Sorry but no I'm not interested in restoring her - I may be selling HSL 2552 abd was wondering about the value.

 

Thanks



Posted By: Seri Jaya
Date Posted: 28 September 2006 at 12:30pm

Don,

      As an ex RAF Marine Fitter and Archivist for the British Military Powerboat Trust, I wonder if you could keep me informed of your progress with the 63ft Waleback, I can even tell you whetre the name "Waleback" originated.

Clive



Posted By: Tim Griggs
Date Posted: 11 June 2007 at 8:32am

Don:

 

You might bge interested to know my father seved in 2548. My brother Andy and I went to see her in Spain a couple of years back. Also I'm a writer and I have written a book - not yet accepted for publication - which involves her. It's not actually about her but it features 2548 and the ASR. I'll let you know when and if it's accepted by a publisher.

I do have a couple of old wartime photos of 2548, and will see what can be done about posting them. They're pretty standard stuff, though.

I'm surprised you think there's much chance of restoring her, but good luck with the project. Please keep us all informed.

TIM



Posted By: AndyG
Date Posted: 11 June 2007 at 11:35am

Hi don

I too have visited 2548 with my brother last year. Our interest is that our father served aboard during the war. My brother has some detail about crews etc and i could put you in touch. In the meantime good luck with what is a mammoth project.

AndyG



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AndyG


Posted By: BigDW
Date Posted: 24 March 2014 at 10:47pm
Hi everyone, Sorry to crash an old thread.
My Grandfather served on the HSL 2485. I have found quite a few pictures of the boat in all its glory.
I am having trouble posting them as the image size is too big. Im moore than willing to post them if anyone knows how


Posted By: BigDW
Date Posted: 24 March 2014 at 10:50pm
Oh and pictures of the crew if anyone is interested



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