HMS AMBUSCADE BOATS
Originally equipped with a 27' Motor Whaler, Cheverton launch and Inflatable Gemini.
The Cheverton was later removed and the whaler replaced with an Atlantic RIB (Riged Inflatable Boat).
27' MOTOR WHALER
Constructed from GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) with wooden Gunwhales and powered by a small engine, The whaler was a reliable workhorse of the Royal Navy. It was mounted on davits on the starbord side of the ship. These lowered the boat to just above the sea whilst moving and then the command would be given to 'slip'. The Robinson's disengaging hooks were released by a crew member and the boat dropped into the sea
27" Motor Whaler (expertly driven by your webmaster Griff)
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