Previous names

  • GILL
Certificate no 2653
Status Registered


Function Service Vessel
Subfunction Lifeboat
Location Gloucester
Vessel type Liverpool Class Lifeboat
Current use Ongoing conservation
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Groves & Gutteridge Ltd, Cowes
Built in 1953
Hull material Wood
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 2
Primary engine type None
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Length: Overall
35.00 feet (10.67 m)
Breadth: Beam
11.00 feet (3.35 m)
2.00 feet (0.61 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed



THE ELLIOTT GILL was built as a Liverpool Class lifeboat in 1953 by Groves & Gutteridge of Cowes, Isle of Wight. She is of double diagonal mahogany construction. Previously powered by twin engines, at the time of registration the vessel had no engines as she is waiting for restoration.

She operated as the Runswick Lifeboat from 1954 to 1970 and was then transferred to the Reserve Fleet. During her past, she was named GILL and WENDY & BARBARA.

The hull is completely original and sound and her present owner intends to restore her to her original condition. Launch is planned for mid 2014.

THE ELLIOTT GILL is the penultimate Liverpool Class Lifeboat built.

Key dates

  • 1953

    Built by Groves & Gutteridge of Cowes, Isle of Wight

  • 1954/1970

    Served as Runswick lifeboat

  • 1970-74

    Served as relief lifeboat

  • 2012

    Commenced restoration to original condition

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