Certificate no 1762
Status Registered


Function Service Vessel
Subfunction Lifeboat
Location Chatham Historic Dockyard
Vessel type Oakley 37 ft Lifeboat
Current use Museum based
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required Yes


Builder Osbourne, William, Littlehampton
Built in 1957
Hull material
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
11.51 feet (3.51 m)
Length: Overall
37.00 feet (11.28 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


Built by William Osbourne as the J G GRAVES OF SHEFFIELD, this is a twin screw motor lifeboat, fitted with twin Perkins P4M diesel engines. She was on station at Scarborough from 1958 to 1978, and then at Clogger Head from 1988 to 1991. She was on relief from 1978 to 1988 and 1991 to 1993. In total, she was launched 124 times and saved 14 lives. From April 1996, she went on display at Chatham Historic Dockyard.

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