DUNLEARY II is a Watson lifeboat of teak double diagonal construction and has twin BMC diesel engines. She was built by J Samuel White of Cowes, Isle of Wight in1938 and was commissioned to Kingston (Dun Laoghaire).and remained there until 1967 when she was replaced by a new lifeboat. Subsequently she served at Lochinver, Plymouth, Cowes and Troon until sold out of service in 1974 .
Whilst in RNLI service she was launched 138 times and saved 145 lives. After de-commissioning she was converted for private use by J Hinks & Son of Appledore and purchased by Captain T Mann, later owned by Mr P Claydon before being bought by her present owner.
Built by J Samuel White of Cowes, Isle of Wight asa Lifeboat for the RNLI
Served as the Lifeboat for Kingston, Dun Laoghaire
Renamed Dun Laoghaire
Vessel relocated to Lochinver as the Lifeboat
Vessel relocated to Torbay as the Lifeboat
Vessel relocated to Troon as the Lifeboat.
Sold to Capt T Mann of Liverpool and converted into a Houseboat. Whilst in RNLI Service she was launched 138 times and saved 145 lives
Sold to present owner
Forward Spray Rails replaced in Iroko, ply inserts removed from hull on both sides
Vessel is in Wapping Wharf, Bristol Floating Harbour in good condition and used as a Houseboat
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