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The Invergordon Archive

RTTL 2745 coming into the moorings at Invergordon
The Invergordon Archive
RTTL 2745 coming into the moorings at Invergordon

The Rescue, Target Towing Launch 2745 at Invergordon. She had replaced RTTL 2744 which was at Invergordon, certainly in 1958. The date of the picture is not known.
Picture added on 28 May 2012 at 09:45
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RAF Marine Craft
The above picture of 2745 was taken in 1957 with myself on the bow and Peter Ramsey about to tie up to our bouy.

(Thanks for the info and the date has been changed - Site Admin.)
Added by Stephen Wood (Timber) on 25 June 2012
I used to fuel them later on in the '80s, there was the Seal, Seagull and the Hurricane, but remember the 1950s launches too as I lived behind RAF Alness.
Added by David Gow on 27 June 2012
This class of vessel were given the title of being HMAFVs (Her Majesty's Air Force Vessels) with their hull number then added to the HMAFV title.
This particular launch was a Mk1 RTTL, as the engine room has not yet had the raised front part, aft part, and sides added to allow more headroom for the Marine Fitters to work on the main and auxiliary engines and system in the engine-room.
Added by David L Wilkinson on 18 August 2012
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