Registration number 2653
Status Registered

Previous names

  • GILL


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


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


Length: Overall
35.00 feet (10.67m)
Breadth: Beam
11.00 feet (3.35m)
2.00 feet (0.61m)
Tonnage: Gross


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The ELLIOTT GILL was withdrawn from service in 1970 after 39 launches and saving 24 lives.

In May 2022 afloat again after ten years, after acomplete restoration to its original condition but with two reconditioned 40hp Lister diesels. A beautiful restoration by Craig Glassonbury.

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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