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THE ALWAYS READY is a Liverpool class lifeboat built in 1933 by J Samuel White, Cowes, Isle of Wight. She is of double diagonal construction, mahogany on oak and has a Lister diesel engine model 1PWS4. She was built as the Runswick lifeboat and operated there until 1953. In 1934 the name was changed to ROBERT PATTON THE ALWAYS READY after the loss of the Coxswain in a rescue. Sold out of service in 1954, she became the Sharpness pilot boat until 1978. After several owners she was bought by her present owner in 2007 and has since undergone a major restoration.
Liverpool class lifeboat built by J. Samuel White at Cowes, Isle of Wight
Name changed to ROBERT PATTON-THE ALWAYS READY after loss of Coxswain in rescue
Built as Runswick, North Yorkshire lifeboat and operated there for 40 years
Sold out of service becoming the Sharpness pilot boat
Sold and subsquently passed through several owners
Bought by present owner
Underwent major restoration with everything except hull and shelter replaced
In use as leisure craft in Gloucester area
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