Previous names

  • Greater London II
Certificate no 2913
Status Registered


Function Service Vessel
Subfunction Lifeboat
Location Portland
Vessel type Watson 46.9 Class Lifeboat
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Groves & Gutteridge Ltd, Cowes
Built in 1955
Hull material Wood
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 1
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 2
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Length: Overall
46.75 feet (14.25 m)
Breadth: Beam
12.75 feet (3.89 m)
5.00 feet (1.52 m)
Air Draft
6.00 feet (1.83 m)
Tonnage: Gross


GALLICHAN was built as a Watson class lifeboat by Groves & Gutteridge of Cowes, Isle of Wight in 1955 and is a vessel of mahogany double diagonal construction. After service as a lifeboat at Southend and Beaumaris she was sold out of service in 1991 and converted to a family cruiser.The forecabin was converted to 4 berths

Mechanically and exterior fittings are largely as sold out of service. She was based in Barcelona from 2002 and returned to the UK in 2015.

Key dates

  • 1955

    Built by Groves & Gutteridge, Isle of Wight

  • 1955/1991

    Served as Lifeboat at Southend and Beaumaris

  • 2002/2015

    Based in Barcelona

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