Certificate no 2178
Status Registered


Function Service Vessel
Subfunction Lifeboat
Location Chatham
Vessel type Liverpool Class Lifeboat
Current use Museum based
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Groves & Gutteridge Ltd, Cowes
Built in 1954
Hull material
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 0
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
10.69 feet (3.26 m)
Length: Overall
35.48 feet (10.82 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed



GRACE DARLING is a Liverpool lifeboat, fitted with twin FKR 3 engines. She was based at North Sunderland from 1954 to 1967 and then Yougal from 1971 to 1984. She was launched 106 times in total and saved 34 lives. GRACE DARLING was sold in 1985 and put on display at Chatham Historic Dockyard from April 1996.

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