Rother-class lifeboat

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Rother-class lifeboat Harold Salvesen departing Donaghadee
Class overview
Builders:William Osbourne, Littlehampton
Goves/Gutterige, Cowes
Operators:Royal National Lifeboat Institution
Preceded by:Oakley
Succeeded by:Solent
Built:1972–1982
In service:1973–1995
Completed:14
Retired:14
General characteristics
Length:37 ft 6 in (11.43 m)and 48 ft 6 in (14.78 m)
Propulsion:Two 52hp Ford Thornycroft diesels
Speed:8 knots (9.2 mph; 15 km/h)
Complement:7
 
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Aberystwyth here we come - geograph.org.uk - 463161.jpg
Rother-class lifeboat Harold Salvesen departing Donaghadee
Class overview
Builders:William Osbourne, Littlehampton
Goves/Gutterige, Cowes
Operators:Royal National Lifeboat Institution
Preceded by:Oakley
Succeeded by:Solent
Built:1972–1982
In service:1973–1995
Completed:14
Retired:14
General characteristics
Length:37 ft 6 in (11.43 m)and 48 ft 6 in (14.78 m)
Propulsion:Two 52hp Ford Thornycroft diesels
Speed:8 knots (9.2 mph; 15 km/h)
Complement:7

The Rother-class lifeboat was a self-righting lifeboat operated by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution around the coasts of the United Kingdom and Ireland between 1972 and 1995. They are based on the Oakley-class of lifeboat.[1]

History[edit]

Design[edit]

Fleet[edit]

Note: Op No's 37-01 to 37-26 were allocated to Oakley-class lifeboats

ONOp. No.NameBuiltIn service Principal stations Further use[2]
99837-27Osman Gabriel19721973–1992
1992–1993
Port Erin
Relief fleet
99937-28Diana White19731973–1991
1991–1992
Sennen Cove
Relief fleet
Named Joseph Day in Tauranga, NZ.
100037-29Mary Gabriel19731974–1990
1990–1992
Hoylake
Rhyl
RNLI Museum Chatham
102237-30Harold Salvesen19731974–1986
1986–1992
1992–1992
Amble
Relief fleet
Rhyl
102337-31J. Reginald Corah19741975–1992Swanage
102437-32The Hampshire Rose19741975–1990
1990–1991
1991–1991
1991–1992
Walmer
Relief fleet
Anstruther
Relief fleet
Charter boat doing lifeboat trips ilfracombe devon
104637-33Silver Jubilee (Civil Service No. 38)19771978–1991
1991–1993
Margate
Relief fleet
104737-34Horace Clarkson19771977–1987
1987–1993
Moelfre
Relief fleet
104837-35Alice Upjohn19761977–1992
1992–1995
Dungeness
Relief fleet
Ivan Talley Rescue, Littleton, New Zealand.
105437-36Shoreline19791979–1982
1982–1993
Blyth
Arbroath
105537-37Duke of Kent19821979–1993
1993–1994
Eastbourne
Relief fleet
Survey Boat Tayport harbour.
106337-38Princess of Wales19821982–1992
1992–1993
Barmouth
Relief fleet
106437-39The Davys Family19811981–1994
1986–1994
Shoreham
Relief fleet
106837-40James Cable19821982–1993
1993–1994
Aldeburgh
Relief fleet
To ADES 13, Uruguay

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rother class lifeboat". Lifeboats Online. Retrieved 3 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Denton, Tony (2009). Handbook 2009. Shrewsbury: Lifeboat Enthusiasts Society. pp. 22–27. 

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