Watson Class Lifeboat built 1932 by Groves & Gutteridge Ltd, Cowes
Watson Class Lifeboat
To be confirmed
13.00 feet (3.96 metres)
40.98 feet (12.50 metres)
3.61 feet (1.10 metres)
She became Shoreham’s fifth lifeboat and served for 30 years during which time she was launched 244 times and saved 143 lives; she then spent another ten years on the reserve fleet of the RNLI. During World War II she took part in the Dunkirk evacuation.
She was sold out of service in 1973 to a private owner who renamed her DOWAGER and converted her into a cruising yacht. In 1998 she was known to be based at Limehouse Basin, London.
- 1932 – 1973Rosa Wood & Phyllis Lunn
- 1989 The Little Ships of Dunkirk: 1940-1990 - Brann, Christian
a rope, chain or iron collar which attaches the yard to the mast but which allows vertical movement