Stenoa

Watson Class Lifeboat built 1929 by White, J Samuel & Co Ltd, Cowes, Isle of Wight

Designated ensign Designated house flag

426

Registered


Service Vessel

Lifeboat


Watson Class Lifeboat

Walton-on-the-Naze


Private use

Private Use


No

No


05/06/1996

01/08/2013



Gallery


Propulsion

Motor

Diesel


1998

None


None


Dimensions

52.49 feet (16.00 metres)

13.50 feet (4.12 metres)


45.50 feet (13.88 metres)

4.50 feet (1.37 metres)


18.00


History

Built in 1929 by J Samuel White of Cowes, Isle of Wight, STENOA is a lifeboat launched with the name CECIL AND LILIAN PHILPOT. Her hull is double diagonal built of mahogany and her current engines are twin Ford 4SD 72 hp. She was on station at Newhaven from 1930 to 1960 and was in the RNLI reserve fleet until 1969. In her service years, she was launched 235 times and saved 148 lives. She attended the Dunkirk evacuations during World War II. She was sold out of service in 1969 to her present owner, renamed STENOA and has been used as a family cruiser since then. In 1997, she had a bowsprit, main and mizzen mast fitted.

Christian Brann, The Little Ships of Dunkirk: 1940-1990 (1989) pub: Collectors Books Ltd
ADLS News (Spring, 2015, pp12) Fleet news
Tim Dansie, Classic Boat (July, 1999, pp66-9) On of the Finest on the East Coast

Previous names

  1. 1929 – 1969Cecil & Lilian Philpott

Key dates

  1. 1929 Vessel built
  2. 1977 Silver Jubilee
  3. 2012 Vessel selected for Avenue of Sail, Queen's Diamond Jubilee Pageant on 3 June 2012
  4. 2012 Diamond Jubilee

Bibliography

  1. 1989 The Little Ships of Dunkirk: 1940-1990 - Brann, Christian
  2. 1999 Classic Boat On of the Finest on the East Coast
  3. 2015 ADLS News Fleet news
If you are the owner of the vessel and would like to provide more details or updated information please contact info@nationalhistoricships.org.uk

parrel:

a rope, chain or iron collar which attaches the yard to the mast but which allows vertical movement