ASRP 1218

RAF Air Sea Rescue Launch built 1942 by Walton Yacht & Launch, Walton-on-Thames

Designated ensign Designated house flag



Service Vessel

RAF Air Sea Rescue Launch


Ongoing conservation

Private: operating








Inboard diesel





To be confirmed

14.00 feet (4.27 metres)

60.00 feet (18.30 metres)

3.00 feet (0.92 metres)



Built in 1942 by the Walton Yacht Company, ASRP 1218 is an RAF Air Sea Rescue Pinnace of timber construction and a Perkins S6M inboard diesel engine. She served as a training ship for the RAF Air Sea Rescue Division in the 1940s in Dundee and was renamed EARN at this time. She was one the first RAF Pinnaces to be used for training the RAF Air sea rescue crews off Scotland. She still has her original engines. As a vessel built at Walton on Thames she has now returned home to be fully restored to her original RAF condition. We are lacking information on this particular vessel. If you have any information on this vessel past or present, please contact us.

Previous names

  1. 1940 – Earn

Key dates

  1. 1942

    Built by Walton Yacht & Launch, Walton on Thames

  2. 2009

    New owner, vessel moved to Southampton

  3. 2011

    New owner, intends to use as cruising houseboat

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