Registration number 2028
Status Registered

Previous names

  • St Issey


Function Service Vessel
Subfunction Lifeboat
Location Lawrenny
Vessel type Barnett Class Lifeboat
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No


Builder White, J Samuel & Co Ltd, Cowes, Isle of Wight
Built in 1952
Hull material Wood
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Inboard diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
13.50 feet (4.80m)
Breadth: Beam
13.50 feet (4.80m)
4.50 feet (1.37m)
Length: Overall
52.00 feet (15.86m)


Built in 1952 by J Samuel White of Cowes, Isle of Wight, RNLB ARCHIBALD AND ALEXANDER M PATERSON is a Barnet class lifeboat of timber construction, with a Ford Thornycroft diesel engine, 72 shp. She was originally built for the Stromness Lifeboat Station in the Orkneys and the cost of her construction was a gift from Miss M M Paterson of St Petersburg, Florida, USA, in memory of her brothers, uncle and grandfather. Whilst in service, she was launched 156 times and saved 53 lives. She was re-engined in 1970 and was then sold out of service in 1989. For the last year of her service life she was on station at Lowestoft and Arranmore. She is now in private ownership based in Portishead.

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