Previous names

  • Frederick & Emma
Certificate no 772
Status Registered


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


Builder Saunders Roe, Cowes, Isle of Wight
Built in 1921
Hull material
Rig Gaff Ketch
Number of decks 1
Number of masts
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Unknown
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
12.00 feet (3.66 m)
3.61 feet (1.10 m)
Length: Overall
44.98 feet (13.72 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


STADATS, built as Frederick & Emma in 1921, served firstly at Wick Lifeboat Station until 1938, her final call-out at Wick being to assist a downed aircraft, RAF Walrus L12237.  During January 1939 she arrived at Amble Lifeboat Station, the first lifeboat to be received on the reopening of the station, which had closed in 1852.

Converted and maintained for over 40 years by a professional shipwright, STADATS regularly appeared at East Coast Gaffers events.

STADATS is currently up for sale: she is in working order, though would benefit from some updating of her accommodation.  A fine vessel, with a full and interesting history she now urgently seeks  a new owner capable of using and maintaining her ready for the celebration of her centennial year.

All serious offers considered.

For further information see advert at 

Key dates

  • July 2018

    Vessel up for sale

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