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John Seal

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Identify unusual motor launch from H.M.S. Hood
« on: 16 May 2024 08:04:56 pm »

Hello,

I recently acquired a photograph album of the 1923-24 World cruise of the British Special Service Squadron. Amongst the many photographs is one of a motor launch from H.M.S. Hood with the Sultan of Salangar on board. What interests me is that the launch looks like a modified Coastal Motor Boat. Note the similarities - port stern wheel for the rudder, passage of rudder cables port and slightly staggered, mooring post starboard stern, strakes each side running forward, round hatch on foredeck Does anyone know if a CMB was modified to serve as a motor launch for H.M.S. Hood during this period?

There are photographs of motor launches, picket boats, pinnaces and other tenders on my website www.navtechlife.com

Take it steady,

John
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