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by RoyK
Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 253
Replies: 13
Views: 11352

Re: ML 253

Further to my last post, HDML's also had Gleniffer engines installed.

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by RoyK
Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 253
Replies: 13
Views: 11352

Re: ML 253

The last Dogboat I saw was in 1968 or 69 on the River Dart. She was in very poor condition, and had been in use by one of the Sea Scout branches if memory serves.From what I have read about the Dogboats, I think that they were all pretty tired by the end of the War,as due to their design they tended...
by RoyK
Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 253
Replies: 13
Views: 11352

Re: ML 253

Thank you admin for your response and enquiry. The official documents I saw recently only had information about the number of each boat when in service, its date and place of build, and its measurements. I don't remember seeing information about the sale price. I was told by those that remembered th...
by RoyK
Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 253
Replies: 13
Views: 11352

Re: ML 253

I was deckhand on Kiloran II in 1970 and 1971. During her winter refit, I was given the task of removing all the layers of paint from her wheelhouse roof. It was a fairly long job with a blow torch and scraper, and warm too because she still had the steel splinter protection plates installed. The la...

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