Previous names

  • 1938 - 1973 Inbhear Mor
Certificate no 1898
Status Archived


Function Service Vessel
Subfunction Lifeboat
Location Hartlepool
Vessel type Watson Class Lifeboat
Archive reason More information required
Current use Unknown
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required Yes


Builder Groves & Gutteridge Ltd, Cowes
Built in 1938
Hull material Wood
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
12.00 feet (3.66 m)
4.00 feet (1.22 m)
Length: Overall
41.00 feet (12.51 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


This vessel served as the lifeboat at Arklow, Southern Ireland, from 1938 until 1968. She was launched eighty-seven times, saving ninety-eight lives. She then became part of the relief fleet and, in that guise, took twenty-three calls, rescuing forty-two people. ARKLOW was sold out of service circa 1973 by Dickie's at Bangor, North Wales. She has subsequently been converted for use as a pleasure craft, with her interior re-fitted in mahogany. New engines and a gearbox have also been put in.

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