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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