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Former launch to HMS invincible and Illustrious
Beautiful example of a nelson 34 in standard layout.
Twin Perkins 145 hp each.
Rebuilt 2008 along with gearboxes.
Much work has been done on Horatia.
4 new windows in the main cabin. No leaks on any cabins or windows.
Diesel air heater also fitted.
Many upgrades and changes over the last winter.
Both propellers repitched and balanced. All new anodes. Rudders replaced last year. List goes on.
Twin fuel tanks 200 litres each
Water 70 litres.
Sink and 3 hob burner with grill
Cruises at 14 knots
Max around 21 knots
Great sea boat. We take her to Scotland and Isle of Man ever year.
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Good sized heads with powered toilet.
This boat has exceptional history.
34ft Fast Motor Launch Mk8 7748
Fast Motor Launch (FML) 7748 was the twenty-first of 22 Mk8 34ft FMLs to be ordered for service with the Royal Navy, and the fifth of 6 Mk8s to be built by Anderson, Rigden and Perkins of Whitstable, Kent.
FML 7748 was completed on 24th July 1978, and was first allocated to the aircraft carrier HMS INVINCIBLE.
She was with HMS INVINCIBLE until June 1986, when she was transferred to Devonport Boathouse. The FML was refitted whilst the carrier was also under refit. FML 7748 was returned to HMS INVINCIBLE in January 1989.
FML 7748 was again listed as being with HMS INVINCIBLE in January 1990 through to July 1991, when she was loaned to the Disposals and Reserve Ships Organisation (DRSO) at Portsmouth.
During December 1991, FML 7748 went into the Boathouse at Portsmouth for repair. On completion, she was issued to Ships Reserve.
By January 1993, she was held at Portsmouth Naval Base as the Director-General Ships Repair (DGSR) in-reserve spare.
During January 1995, FML 7748 was issued to the aircraft carrier HMS ILLUSTRIOUS, relieving 34ft FML Mk10 7933.
FML 7748 was still on HMS ILLUSTRIOUS in June 2000.
She was subsequently listed as being with Vosper Thornycroft shipbuilders. FML 7748 was then offered for sale through Babcock Disposals Limited on 19th October 2002, and was recorded as sold on 24th October 2002.
The Service career of FML 7748 can be summarised as:
1978 Completed 24th July 1978
1979 - 1986HMS INVINCIBLE, including service during the 1982 Falklands War
1986 - 1989 Refit and storage at Devonport
1989 - 1991 HMS INVINCIBLE
1991 - 1995 Refit and storage at Portsmouth. Held as the 'in reserve spare' boat
1995 - 2002 HMS ILLUSTRIOUS
2002 Vosper Thornycroft shipbuilders, then to Portland for disposal
She therefore spent 9 years on HMS INVINCIBLE, and 7 years on HMS ILLUSTRIOUS. She was the only FML to serve at sea on a warship during the Falklands War, and the last FML Mk8 to serve at sea on a warship.
Historical summary at: 16th December 2017.
7748 34ft FML Mk8 history v1
|Location:||Londonderry UK [ Map ]|
|Vessel type:||Nelson 34|
|No. of engines:||2|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||10m|
|Maximum draft:||2' 6"|
|Keel type:||Winged Keel|
|Fuel capacity:||400 Litres|
|Water capacity:||70 Litres|
One fish finder
Two vhf radios