Lucy Lavers

Liverpool Class built 1940 by Groves & Gutteridge Ltd, Cowes

Designated ensign Designated house flag

2206

Registered


Service Vessel

Lifeboat


Liverpool Class

Stiffkey


Undergoing Restoration

Unknown


No

No


02/03/2009

18/12/2012



Gallery


Propulsion

Engine

Petrol


None

None


Dimensions

To be confirmed

10.23 feet (3.12 metres)


35.48 feet (10.82 metres)

To be confirmed


0.00


History

LUCY LAVERS served at Aldeburgh from 1940 and went into reserve from 1959 to 1968. She was launched 82 times in total and saved 44 lives. She was later sold out of service and re-named L'ESPERANCE. In 1997 she was stripped in Jersey to restore another lifeboat and was then taken on by the Dunkirk Little Ships Restoration Trust. She was never restored by them, but stored (as little more than a hull) in various boatyards on the South Coast before being tracked down by the Rescue Wooden Boats Charity to whom she was donated.

Restoration work was started on her in December 2011.

Previous names

  1. L'Esperance
If you are the owner of the vessel and would like to provide more details or updated information please contact info@nationalhistoricships.org.uk

hawse eye:

tubular metal fitting in the bows of a vessel through which the anchor cable passes