Certificate no 2311
Status Registered


Function Service Vessel
Subfunction Lifeboat
Location Exmouth
Vessel type Liverpool 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 1933
Hull material Wood
Rig Unknown
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 2
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Inboard diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
10.00 feet (3.05 m)
2.90 feet (0.88 m)
Length: Overall
35.50 feet (10.83 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


An ex-RNLI lifeboat of the Liverpool class, NELLIE AND CHARLIE was built in 1933 by J Samuel White of Cowes, Isle of Wight. She is of double diagonal construction, her hull is of mahogany and she has a Ford diesel engine of 120 bhp installed in 1967. After serving as the Anstruther lifeboat from 1933 to 1950 she variously became a fishing boat, a ferry and a liveaboard cruiser on the East Coast of England until 2009 when she was moved to her present mooring at Sharpness Docks to be fitted as a more original looking motor cruiser. NELLIE AND CHARLIE is one of the few remaining single screw Liverpool Class lifeboats still in original hull condition.


  • April - June 2010

    A Sustainability Grant of £1,000 for remedial work was made from the Strategic Development Fund of National Historic Ships

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