Howard D

Liverpool Class built 1937 by Groves & Gutteridge Ltd, Cowes

Designated ensign Designated house flag

2255

Registered


Service Vessel

Lifeboat


Liverpool Class

St Helier


Museum: operating

Museum: operating


No

No


02/03/2009

13/04/2012


Web site

www.jerseyheritagetrust.org

Gallery


Propulsion

Sail/Engine

Petrol


None

None


Dimensions

To be confirmed

10.49 feet (3.20 metres)


35.48 feet (10.82 metres)

To be confirmed


0.00


History

HOWARD D was the first motorised lifeboat to be stationed at St Helier, where she served until 1948 when she joined a central pool of RNLI vessels in the UK. She then served in several stations in the north east. During the Second World War, she remained on duty in Jersey throughout the German Occupation and apparently went to sea at various times. In total, HOWARD D was launched at least 70 times and saved 66 lives. After leaving the service, HOWARD D spent twenty years as a fishing boat on the East Coast of England and returned to Jersey circa 2000. She was then carefully restored by a team of dedicated volunteers at the Maritime Museum in Jersey, and a service and blessing was held for her in St Helier Harbour in 2005.

Subsequent developments

April 2012  Vessel selected for  Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant on 3 June 2012.  Source: National Historic Ships UK.

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

keel bar:

metal bar forming the keel of a metal vessel