CANADIAN PACIFIC was built as a Watson 46 lifeboat by Alexander Robertson & Sons Ltd of Sandbanks boatyard, Holy Loch and is of double diagonal timber construction with a hull of Honduras Mahogany. She is powered by twin Parsons Barracuda Mk 1 diesel engines, installed in 1961.
The lifeboat was financed by the Canadian Pacific Steamship Company and arrived on station as the Selsey lifeboat in August 1938 and saved many ditched airmen from both sides during the Second World War. She saved the royal sailing yacht BLOODHOUND and the crews of two other vessels during a hurricane off Selsey Bill in July 1956. She was re-engined and refitted in 1961-62 and removed from Selsey to the RNLI relief fleet in 1969. She was then sold out of service in 1977 to Scrabster Harbour Trust and became the Scrabster Pilot. The vessel is now in private ownership.
Built by Alexander Robertson & Sons Ltd, Sandbanks, Holy Loch
Commissioned as Selsey lifeboat
Saved Royal sailing yacht Bloodhound and two other vessels during hurricane off Selsey Bill
Re-engined and refitted
Removed to the RNLI relief fleet
Sold out of service to the Scrabster Harbour Trust and became the Scrabster Pilot
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