Previous names

  • 1970 New Providence
Certificate no 2124
Status Registered


Function Service Vessel
Subfunction Lifeboat
Location Great Wakering
Vessel type Barnett Class Lifeboat
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder White, J Samuel & Co Ltd, Cowes, Isle of Wight
Built in 1932
Hull material Wood
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 0
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Inboard diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
13.50 feet (4.12 m)
4.00 feet (1.22 m)
Length: Overall
51.00 feet (15.56 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


Built in 1932 by J Samuel White of Cowes, Isle of Wight, PETER AND SARAH BLAKE is a Barnett class lifeboat of timber construction with 2 inboard diesel engines by Ford. Stationed at Fenit RNLI Ireland from 1932 to 1958 she was launched 38 times and saved 12 lives. She did even better as a reserve boat from 1958 to 1972, launching 93 times and saving 66 lives. She was sold in 1972 to become a dive boat on the River Tyne. In 2008, forthcoming restoration work was planned which would give her a new cabin roof and remove the dive boat fitout.

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