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Abakama ex RAF Seaplane Tender 437

Built by the British Power boat Co, Hythe, hull no.1847, completed / Entered Service 1/11/41
41½ft x 11¾ft x 2¼ft       6 Tons Displacement        Hard Chine / Wood / Double Diagonal/ Mahogany

2 x Perkins S6M, 100hp, Diesel Engines, 23kts 

1/11/41, 46 A/SR Unit November 1941 Porthcawl, attached to Stormy Down
19/12/43, to 97MU Ferryside, attached to 43 Group
4/7/44, returned to 46 A/SR Unit November 1941 Porthcawl, attached to Stormy Down
31/12/45, Recorded in Coastal Command Census
10/7/46, to 1115MCU, Pembroke Dock
1/5/56, to Admiralty Small Craft Disposals and struck of charge

She was offered for sale by Admiralty Small Craft Disposals, lying at RAF Station Pembroke Dock 6/56, She was described as folio 16251/03556, 41½ft RSL No. 437, major repairs required, no engines

After sale her Registered number was 185372 and her call sign MEST and she was re-engined  with Perkins S6M diesels

Her owner 1959 – 1967 was Alan Leonard of Cardiff
Her owner 1968 – 1986 was R.D. Howell Jones of Porthcawl (and kept at Porthcawl during this period)
Her owner 1987 – current time (2013) is Graham Cuthill of Penarth, and kept in Cardiff Bay.

Graham now wants to sell Abakama, She has just been repainted, engines and running gear all working perfectly, and a “Garage full of spares including another engine and gearbox n a stand and ready to “drop in”

If interested call Graham Cuthill on 02920-702572


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