Certificate no 2346
Status Registered


Function Service Vessel
Subfunction Lifeboat
Location Canvey Island
Vessel type Watson 46 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 1943
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


Breadth: Beam
13.00 feet (3.97 m)
Length: Overall
46.00 feet (14.03 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed



MANCHESTER AND SALFORD 29 is a Watson class lifeboat of timber construction with a Ford diesel engine model 2722E. She was built by J Samuel White of Cowes, Isle of Wight in 1943.  She served at Pwllheli 1943-53, Workington 1953-72, Reserve 1972-74. She was originally fitted with twin 40hp Ferry VE.4 diesels, and was christened on 5 September 1947 at Pwllheli by Councillor Lady Robinson JP, of the Manchester and Salford Ladies Lifeboat Guild.

As a lifeboat in service during the Second World War, she searched for planes and crews lost at sea whilst based at Pwllheli. Relocated to Workington in 1953, she served there until 1972 and was transferred to relief duties until 1974 when she was sold out of service.

She is now in private ownership undergoing conservation at Canvey Island.

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