Category: Boats & Launches

37.5 ft RAF Seaplane Tender

For your ‘false positives’, the 37.5 ft RAF Seaplane Tender built by the British Power Boat Company.

https://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/research/collections/seaplane-tender-st-206/

30 ft Fast Motor Boat Type I

Admiralty fleet order 1443/36 laid down the purpose for which these boats were intended

  1. As the principal power boat in ‘Penelope’ and ‘Aurora’
  2. As barges where a larger boat cannot be carried
  3. To supplement the 45ft motor picket boats in certain capital ships


The 30ft Fast Motor Boat of HMS Diadem.

The 30ft Fast Motor Boat of HMS Diadem; HMS Duke of York in the background.

45 ft Fast Motor Boat – Type II

A motor launch of HMS Rodney.

LORD HALIFAX LEAVES FOR USA IN HMS KING GEORGE V TO TAKE UP HIS POST AS AMBASSADOR. JANUARY 1941.
LORD HALIFAX LEAVES FOR USA IN HMS KING GEORGE V TO TAKE UP HIS POST AS AMBASSADOR. JANUARY 1941. © IWM (A 2675)

(PROBABLY 45ft British Power Boat)

COMMANDER IN CHIEF HOME FLEET RELINQUISHES HIS POST. DECEMBER 1940, ON BOARD THE FLAGSHIP, HMS NELSON. ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET SIR CHARLES FORBES, RELINQUISHING HIS POST AS C IN C HOME FLEET TO TAKE UP COMMAND AS C IN C PLYMOUTH. ADMIRAL JOHN CRONYN TOVEY TOOK OVER FROM ADMIRAL FORBES.
COMMANDER IN CHIEF HOME FLEET RELINQUISHES HIS POST. DECEMBER 1940, ON BOARD THE FLAGSHIP, HMS NELSON. ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET SIR CHARLES FORBES, RELINQUISHING HIS POST AS C IN C HOME FLEET TO TAKE UP COMMAND AS C IN C PLYMOUTH. ADMIRAL JOHN CRONYN TOVEY TOOK OVER FROM ADMIRAL FORBES. © IWM (A 2164)

HRH THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH IN MALTA. 26 NOVEMBER TO 2 DECEMBER 1952, MALTA. HRH THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH VISITED THE FRIGATE HMS MAGPIE DURING HIS VISIT TO MALTA. HE COMMANDED MAGPIE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN FROM SEPTEMBER 1950 TO OCTOBER 1951.
HRH THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH IN MALTA. 26 NOVEMBER TO 2 DECEMBER 1952, MALTA. HRH THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH VISITED THE FRIGATE HMS MAGPIE DURING HIS VISIT TO MALTA. HE COMMANDED MAGPIE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN FROM SEPTEMBER 1950 TO OCTOBER 1951. © IWM (A 32419)

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