NORTH FORELAND is a Watson class lifeboat built by J Samuel White of Cowes, Isle of Wight in 1951. The vessel is of double diagonal timber construction and her full name on entering service was NORTH FORELAND: CIVIL SERVICE NO.11. She served as the Margate lifeboat from 1951 to 1978 and during this time she was launched 395 times saving 216 lives. Then transferring to the Relief Fleet from 1978 to 1982 when she was sold out of service. After display at the Bristol Lifeboat Museum NORTH FORELAND was placed on static display at Chatham Historic Dockyard.
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