- 1949 - 1981 Southern Africa
- 1981 - 2004 Valparaiso
SOUTHERN AFRICA was built in 1949 by Rowhedge Ironworks as a Barnett class lifeboat of timber construction with twin Ford diesel engines model 6D. She served as Dover lifeboat from 1949 to 1967 then as relief lifeboat from 1967 to 1980 serving mainly in the north of Scotland and Ireland. In RNLI service, she saved 196 lives. In 1981 she was sold to Botes Salvavidas de Valparaiso, Chile and served there as a lifeboat, returning to the UK in 2004. She is one of the few 51 ft Barnett lifeboats still in their original condition.
Currently lying ashore in Glasgow awaiting restoration.
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