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The 'Met' Boat
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The 'Met' Boat

This, and its sister vessel, used to go in and out of the firth regularly back in the 60s, 70s and early 80s. Anyone know when this stopped, or what happened to the vessels? Photo taken March 1962.
Picture added on 25 May 2009
Comments:
Air Sea Rescue launches I think would have been replaced when helicopters took over. They had two/three Rolls Merlin engines (ex Spitfire) I believe - petrol - with fuel pipes bigger than your cold tap at the kitchen sink!! Wouldn't go down well today. They were taken out every 6 months and sent south for servicing whether used or not! Speeds of 40 knots possible.
Added by Dennis Manson on 25 May 2009
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