Certificate no 1241
Status Archived
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Details

Function Service Vessel
Subfunction Lifeboat
Location NONE
Vessel type Watson Class Lifeboat
Archive reason Disposed
Current use None
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No

Construction

Builder White, J Samuel & Co Ltd, Cowes, Isle of Wight
Built in 1929
Hull material Wood
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 0
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Petrol
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None

Dimensions

Breadth: Beam
11.64 feet (3.55 m)
Depth
2.59 feet (0.79 m)
Length: Overall
40.46 feet (12.34 m)
Tonnage: Gross
26.00
Air Draft
To be confirmed

History

LADY KYLSANT is a single screw Watson lifeboat, built in 1929 by J. Samuel White & Co. Ltd. at Cowes. Her official number was 161414 and she was first registered at London in 1930. She was yard number W1673 and lifeboat number 721. LADY KYLSANT has one deck and is carvel built. The bow and stern have whaler structures and the vessel has three bulkheads. She has an internal combustion engine, built by Weyburn Engineering Ltd. at Elstead, Sussex in 1929. It has four cylinders and gives a maximum speed of 7.5 knots. She worked as lifeboat for Wicklow until she was sold out of the lifeboat service in 1956. On 24 February 1981, she was bought and registered in Douglas by the Isle of Man Harbour Board. The vessel manager was William Brian Kenley. She was transferred to the Department of Highways, Ports & Property, on 6 January 1987 under a General Council Order. On 3 July 1989, her manager was George Edward Corkell. A wheelhouse was added and she continued to work from Douglas. In the 1990s, she was sold by the Harbour Board to the Peel Viking Association Longboat Committee. Unfortunately, the vessel was later damaged and was broken up on 8 February 2003.

Key dates

  • 1929

    Vessel built by J. Samuel White & Co. Ltd. at Cowes, Isle of Wight

  • 1956

    Sold out of lifeboat service

  • 1981

    Vessel bought and registered in Douglas by the Isle of Man Harbour Board

  • 1987

    Vessel transferred to the Department of Highways, Ports & Property under a General Council Order

     

     

     

  • 1990s

    Vessel sold by the Harbour Board to the Peel Viking Association Longboat Committee

  • 2003

    Vessel broken up

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