Certificate no 2751
Status Archived
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Details

Function Service Vessel
Subfunction Lifeboat
Location Blankenberge
Vessel type Watson 46.9 Class Lifeboat
Archive reason Overseas Watch List
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No

Construction

Builder White, J Samuel & Co Ltd, Cowes, Isle of Wight
Built in 1957
Hull material Wood
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 0
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 2
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None

Dimensions

Length: Overall
46.75 feet (14.25 m)
Breadth: Beam
12.75 feet (3.89 m)
Depth
4.00 feet (1.22 m)
Tonnage: Gross
21.60
Air Draft
To be confirmed

History

HOWARD MARRYAT is a Watson class lifeboat built by J Samuel White of Cowes, Isle of Wight in 1957. She is of mahogany double diagonal construction with twin Thornycroft 380 diesel engines. After service as a lifeboat at Fishguard, Barrow and Moelfre she was allocated to the relief fleet until sold out of service in 1989.

This vessel was the last of her class to be built and retains her open cockpit aft. Some conservation work will be carried out by her owner who has recently bought her and she may be returned to her appearance of the early 1960s.

Key dates

  • 1956

    Built by J S White of Cowes Isle of Wight

  • 1957/1981

    Served as Fishguard lifeboat

  • 1982/1986

    Served as Barrow lifeboat

  • 1987/1988

    Served as Moelfre lifeboat

  • 1989

    Sold out of service

Own this vessel?

If you are the owner of this vessel and would like to provide more details or updated information, please contact info@nationalhistoricships.org.uk

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