Stop Press – A flotilla of Historic Lifeboats will display at Weston-super-Mare Open Day

Both lifeboats

The Open Day is held at Anchor Head in Weston-super-Mare and at the temporary station at Knightstone Causeway. As well as many side shows and demonstrations the crews will be displaying how they save lives with their current lifeboats.

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We are delighted to announce that a flotilla of five historic lifeboats will be passing Anchor Head at about 1200 hrs. This is a unique opportunity to see such stalwarts of the sea. They have all served with distinction around the coast and are now well loved in private hands.

 

The lifeboats parading are

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ON 1151 – Mary Irene Millar – built in 1989 – 47ft Tyne class ex Portpatrick

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Mary Irene Millar Liverpool Class

ON 940 – Pentland – built in 1957 – 47ft Watson class ex Mumbles

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Pentland Watson Class

 

ON 931 – Richard Vernon and Mary Garforth of Leeds – built in 1957 46.9ft Watson class ex Angle

 

Richard and Mary Vernon 47ft Watson

ON 864 – The Chieftain – built in 1948 – Liverpool class ex Barmouth

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The Chieftain Livrpool Class

ON 766 – The Always Ready – built in 1933 – Liverpool class ex Runswick

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The Always Ready Liverpool Class

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