Certificate no 2258
Status Registered
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Details

Function Service Vessel
Subfunction Lifeboat
Location Donaghadee
Vessel type Watson 46.9 Class Lifeboat
Current use Commercial Activity
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No

Construction

Builder White, J Samuel & Co Ltd, Cowes, Isle of Wight
Built in 1953
Hull material Wood
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 1
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Inboard diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None

Dimensions

Breadth: Beam
12.75 feet (3.89 m)
Depth
4.60 feet (1.40 m)
Length: Overall
46.90 feet (14.30 m)
Tonnage: Gross
0.00
Air Draft
To be confirmed

History

Built in 1954 by J Samuel White, Cowes, Isle of Wight, GUY AND CLARE HUNTER is a Watson Class lifeboat of timber construction and twin Ford Mermaid engines, model 595. She served at the Isles of Scilly Station from 1954 to 1980 and was involved in many high profile recues icluding the TORREY CANYON wreck. She took up duties at the Penlee Station in 1982 after the previous lifeboat was lost with all hands in 1981. She is the only 46.9 foot Watson lifeboat afloat in completely original service condition. Although currently ashore for a refit, she remains in full seagoing trim.

Key dates

  • 1953

    Built by J Samuel White & Co of Cowes, Isle of Wight as a lifeboat

  • 1954

    She served at the Isles of Scilly Station until 1980

  • 1982

    She took up duties at Penlee station after the ‘Solomon Browne’ was lost with all hands in Dec 1981

  • 2008

    Bought by present owner

Own this vessel?

If you are the owner of this vessel and would like to provide more details or updated information, please contact info@nationalhistoricships.org.uk

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