Certificate no 1776
Status Registered


Function Service Vessel
Subfunction Lifeboat
Location Donaghadee
Vessel type Oakley 37 ft Lifeboat
Current use Ongoing conservation
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required Yes


Builder White, J Samuel & Co Ltd, Cowes, Isle of Wight
Built in 1961
Hull material Wood
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Unknown
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
11.51 feet (3.51 m)
5.00 feet (1.53 m)
Length: Overall
36.98 feet (11.28 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


Built by J S White as the CALOUSTE GULBENKIAN; a 37ft Oakley fitted with twin Perkins P4M diesels. A gift from the Gulbenkian Foundation to RNLI in 1961. Served at Weston Super Mare from 1961 to 1970 and then on reserve. The lifeboat took part in a notable rescue in 1984 when on relief duty at Hastings: She was launched in a heavy gale and rendezvoused with a container ship where she took off a sick crew member.

We are lacking information on this particular vessel. If you have any information on this vessel past or present, please contact us.

Own this vessel?

If you are the owner of this vessel and would like to provide more details or updated information, please contact info@nationalhistoricships.org.uk

More like this

Har-Lil 2019 Starboard view

Registered, built 1967 by Osbourne, William, Littlehampton

B&W image

Registered, built 1963 by Groves & Gutteridge Ltd, Cowes

The Doctors - port bow view

Archived, built 1965 by Osbourne, William, Littlehampton

J G Graves of Sheffield stored at Chatham

Registered, built 1957 by Osbourne, William, Littlehampton