Previous names

  • 1931 - 1996 Stormcock
Certificate no 1735
Status Registered


Function Service Vessel
Subfunction Lifeboat
Location Chatham Historic Dockyard
Vessel type Norfolk and Suffolk Class
Current use Museum based
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Beeching Brothers, Great Yarmouth.
Built in 1897
Hull material
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 0
Propulsion Manpower
Primary engine type None
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
12.00 feet (3.66 m)
Length: Overall
38.98 feet (11.89 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


This Norfolk and Suffolk pulling lifeboat was built in 1897 by Beeching of Yarmouth as the ST PAUL. She was based at Kessingland from 1897 to 1931, during which time she was launched 113 times and saved 22 lives. She was then sold out of service in 1931 and used as a yacht named STORMCOCK. She was put on display at Chatham Historic Dockyard from April 1996.

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