Registration number 1733
Status Registered


Function Service Vessel
Subfunction Lifeboat
Location Chatham Historic Dockyard
Vessel type Watson Class Lifeboat
Current use Museum based
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No


Builder Groves & Gutteridge Ltd, Cowes
Built in 1948
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Inboard
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
11.61 feet (3.54m)
Length: Overall
40.98 feet (12.50m)


SUSAN ASHLEY is a Watson twin screw motor lifeboat. Her yard number was G&G 481 and her lifeboat number was 856. She was sold out of service in 1981 and is now on display as a museum vessel.

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