(Click the above logo for the Official
(Fast Slipway Boat 1 -
The Relief Fleet's 47-007 City of
Edinburgh photographed at Calshot 23/10/07. The boat has since been sold
to Uruguay(Photo Gay Faux)
||14.3m x 4.48m x 1.3m
||Steel hull with aluminium
||2 X V6 Diesels
||6 + 1 doctor.
First entered service in 1982
being built by FBM Marine at Cowes on the Isle of Wight
with production ending in 1990, normally carry a 2.5-metre, 2-crew
X-class inflatable dinghy. Being gradually replaced by the new Tamar-class FSB's.
||City of London.
||Selsey 1983-2006. Sold to China as
Huaying 388, shipped 11/07/07, based Xiamen (Amoy).
||Sam and Joan Woods.
||Relief Fleet 1984-93,
Walton and Frinton 1993-96, Relief Fleet 1996-2006. Sold to China as
Huaying 389, shipped 11/07/07, based Ningbo.
||Padstow, Cornwall 1984 and
replaced in 2006 by the Tamar-class 16-04, to Relief Fleet. Sold to China as
Huaying 387, shipped 08/08/07, based Yantai.
||St. Cybi II (Civil Service
||Holyhead 1985-97, Relief
Fleet 1997-2007. Sold to China as Huaying 386, shipped 08/08/07, based at Rongcheng.
||Ethel Anne Measures.
||The Mumbles, Swansea
1985-2006, Relief Fleet 2006-07. Sold to China
as Huaying 385 Shipped November 2007.
||Ruby and Arthur Reed II
||Cromer, Norfolk 1985-96,
Relief Fleet 1996-99, Cromer 1999-2007, Relief Fleet 2007-08. Sold to China 2008 as Huaying 382, based at Haikou.
||City of Edinburgh.
||Fraserburgh 1985-2002, Relief Fleet
2002-08. Sold to
Uruguay SA, finally being delivered in late 2010 as ADES 19,
based at Purto del Colonia.
||Teesmouth 1986-2006, Relief Fleet
2006-08. Sold to
China SAR as Huaying 384, based at Shenzhen August
||Arranmore 1986-2000, Lough Swilly, ROI
2001-07. Sold to
China SAR as Huaying 383 based at Guangzhou August
||RFA Sir Galahad.
||Tenby, Pembrokeshire from
06/09/86 replaced by Tamar-class 16-02 in 2006. To Relief Fleet
2006. To Angle, Pembrokeshire in February 2008 and replaced in
early 2009 by Tamar-class 16-11. To Relief Fleet 23/03/09. Sold to Private buyer 2010
in Port Penrhyn, Bangor.
||The Lady Rank.
||Angle, Pembrokeshire from
1987, last launch 26/02/08. To Relief Fleet 2008, withdrawn by
05/08 and later sold as ADES 20/Bicentinery and based at Puerto
del Bucio, Montivideo.
||Relief Fleet 1988-2000,
Lough Swilly 2000-01, Relief Fleet 2001-2011. William Osborne
Yard No. 2090, Sold to Inverness Harbour Trust 2011 asCanarc.
||Robert and Violet.
1988. To Lough Swilly 26/05/13. To Relief 23/04/15.Name and
numbers removed by 02/07/15 as Puffin. Sold to Sri Lanka 07/2015.
||Barrow, Cumbria 1986, replaced by Tamar-class 16-08
in 2008, to Relief Fleet 2008, sold 2011to MF Shipping as
1987-, to Relief Fleet 24/10/12. Sold Montrose Harbour Trust as
Inchburn in Feb 2016.
||Wick 1988-1997, Sennen Cove, Cornwall
be replaced by Tamar-class 16-14, to Relief Fleet 06/10/09. Sold
in June 2014 and based at Pwllheli Moved to Conwy Marina..
||Owen and Anne Aisher.
||Relief Fleet 1988.Sold
2012To Private buyer 2013. To Ridge Wharf by 14/03/13.
Sold to Richardson Foundation for the MVS as V-104/Prince George at HMS
President in mid 2013.
||Max Aitken III.
||Bembridge, IOW 1987. Taken out
of service 05/02/09 to Poole, to Relief Fleet, sold to private
buyer 2012. To Ridge Wharf by 14/03/13. To Poole in 2013. Sold
in 06/2014. To Porchester, Hants. To Goodchilds Marine 2015 at
Burgh Castle, Norfolk.
||Babs and Agnes Robertson.
replaced in March 2006 by Tamar-class 16-03. To Mumbles 2006. To
Portishead 10/02/14. To Cobbs Quay by 03/2014. Sold as FVC1 Fast
Vessel Services, Stromness.
||Spirit of Lowestoft.
1987.To Relief 02/10/14.
||The Famous Grouse.
||Relief Fleet 1987-2004, Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford,
ROI 07/04/04. Relief 27/10/10. Sold 2012 and to Ridge Wharf by
14/03/13. Returned to poole and sold to The Canadian Lifeboat
Institution 05/2013 as Fraser Lifeboat 1A-04.
||Baltic Exchange II.
||Salcombe, Devon from 1988. Replaced
in 2009 by Tamar-class 16-09, to Relief Fleet, sold to
Seychelles Coast Guard as Fortune 2010.
||City of Sheffield.
||Fitted out by Souters? Whitby 1988-1996, Relief
Fleet 1996-1997, Hartlepool, Co. Durham
1997-2000. Off Station in 2000. To Poole, Dorset 2001 To Relief
||Baltimore, Co. Cork, ROI
1988-, to Relief Fleet 09/03/12. Sold early 2015. Left Poole by
road. Sold 06/2014 as Northesk with Inverness Harbour Trust.
||Longhope, Orkney 1988-99, Relief Fleet
1999. Sold to D. Ferran and Sons, Belfast in 10/12 as Norma G.
Pembrokeshire 1988. To St. Davids No. 2 19/04/13. To Poole
||Appledore, Devon 1988, to
Relief Fleet 28/03/11, WFU 11/11. Sold 2012.
To Ridge Wharf by 14/03/13. To Poole 28/03/13 Sold to Specialist
Group International 05/2013. To (The) John Faulding and to
Hinckly Point as construction safety boat 2014.
||Sir John Fisher.
||Relief Fleet1989-1992, Workington, Cumbria
||Relief Fleet 1989-2007, Lough
Swilly 2007. To Relief 12/10/12. Sold June 2014 as
SuibhuirGiomach and based at Loch Schribain.
||The Lizard, Cornwall
(delivered August 1988) to be replaced by Tamar-class 1620,. to
Relief Fleet 23/07/11. All marks removed by 16/11/16. Sold by
||Relief Fleet 1988, Lytham
St Annes 1988-90, Relief Fleet 1990-2006, Selsey, West Sussex
||Sir William Hillary.
||Douglas, Isle of Man
||Mary Irene Millar.
||Portpatrick, Dumfries and
Galloway 1989, to be replaced by Tamar-class 16-21, to Relief
Fleet13/11/12. To Relief standby Portishead 2012.Sold to Portishead Dec 2013.
1989. To Relief 02/09/15 Sold /11/16 to Private ownership at
Wicklow, ROI 1989-date.
||Kenneth Thelwall II
||Ramsgate 1990-1994, Walton and Frinton, Essex
1996, to Relief Fleet10/04/11. Sold late 2011. To Ocean
Lad at Bere Island Ferries as pilot boat.
||Sarah Emily Harrop.
||Lytham St. Annes 1990-98,
Relief Fleet 1998-2007, Calshot, Hampshire 2007-, WFU 05/11/10,
sold to Bere Island Ferries as Ocean Lass in Oct 2010.
||Fleetwood, Lancs 1989, to
Relief 30/08/16. Marks removed by 09/2016 and sold to
||St. Helier, Jersey,
Channel Islands 1989, to be replaced by Tamar-clas 16-12, to
Relief Fleet 14/06/09, to Calshot 21/01/10. To Relief 29/07/12.
To Lough Swilly 12/10/12. To Relief 26/05/13. Marks removed by
27/12/14. Sold in Ire;land as Ocean Warrior at Sligo.
||Hermione Lady Colwyn.
||Shoreham, West Sussex 1990, to
be replaced by Tamar-class 16--15, withdrawn24/04/10,. Sold
Private sale as Odin at Lymington. Moved to East Cowes
RNLB City of London 47-001 seen off
Selsey (Photo Courtesy RNLI)
The second production Tyne 47-002 Sam
and Joan Woods photographed in May 2005 at Peterhead (Photo Aubrey Dale
RNLB James Burrough 47-003 pictured
off the Padstow coast (Photo Courtesy RNLI)
RNLB St. Cybi II CS No 40 47-004 seen while
the Relief Fleet (Photo Courtesy RNLI)
RNLB Ethel Anne Measures 47-005 seen
off The Mumbles on 15/06/06 (Photo The Mumbles LBS)
RNLB Ruby and Arthur Reid 47-006 on
exercise off Cromer 30/07/06 (Photo Cromer LBS)
RNLB Ruby and Arthur Reed II
pictured at Poole in September 2007 )Sorry author unknown)
RNLB City of Edinburgh 47-007 at
Calshot on 23/11/07 (Photo Gary F)
RNLB 47-007 City of Edinburgh seen at
Poole 29/01/09 after being sold to Uruaguay, it was finally delivered
ayear later (Photo N. Rush)
RNLB Phil Mead seen on its last launch
at Teesmouth on 29/04/06 (Photo Galley Boy)
The Arranmore-based RNLB William
Luckin 47-009 seen in 1999 (Photo Arranmore LBS)
The RFA Sir Galahad 47-010 pictured on
exercise off Tenby on 08/07/06 (Photo Tenby LBS)
RNLB The Lady Rank (47-011), ex-Angle
LBS, seen at Poole 16/12/10 (Photo N. Rush)
The Relief Fleets
Good Shepherd (47-012) seen at Lowestoft in 2003 (Photo by Robert J.
RNLB Good Shepherd
pictured at Poole on 29/01/09 (Photo N. Rush)
The James Bibby
(47-014) Seen at Calshot in March 2008 after being replaced at Barrow by
one of the new Tamar-class boats (Photo by Kelvin Davies)
Bibby (47-014) seen entering Poole Harbour on 21/01/09 (Photo N. Rush)
RNLB Hetty Rampton
(47-015) in action (Photo Courtesy Porthdinllaen LBS)
RNLB Hettie Rampton
47-015 pictured at Poole on 23/04/15 (Photo N. Rush)
Sennen Cove's Norman
Salvesen (47-016) pictured on 29/01/09 (Photo RNLI/Tim Stevens)
The Relief Fleet's
RNLB Owen and Anne Aisher (47-017) at Poole 14/02/09 (Photo N. Rush)
Ex-Owen and Anne
Aisher seen at Gravesend on 08/09/13 as MVS V-104 Prince George (Photo
retired, ex-Bembridge based, Max Aitken III at Poole 11/02/09 (Photo N.
RNLB Babs and Agnes
Robertson 47-019 pictured on 30/05/05 (Photo The Mumbles LBS)
The ex-47-019 Babs
and Agnes Robertson at Stromness on 26/08/14 as FVC1 (Photo Tommy
RNLB Spirit of
Lowestoft 47-020 on exercise (Photo Courtesy RNLI)
The Famous Grouse
pictured at Poole LMC on 17/02/11 (Photo N. Rush)
Seen on relief
duties at Poole on 01/10/10 is the 47-022 Baltic Exchange II, it was
sold to The Seychelles Coast Guard in 2011 (Photo N. Rush)
City of Sheffield
(47-023) seen alongside at Poole 13/01/09 (Photo N. Rush)
47-024 Hilda Jarret seen at Poole LMC on 07/06/12 (Photo N. Rush)
The ex-Longhope Tyne
Lord Saltoun 47-025 pictured at Poole on 26/04/12 (Photo N. Rush)
The ex-47-025 seen
at Belfast after sale to D. Ferran and Sons as Norma G (Photo by Kelpie)
pictured off St. David's (Photo Courtesy RNLI)
RNLB George Gibson
on Relief Duties at Poole 05/05/11 (Photo N. Rush)
RNLB Sir John Fisher
47-028 at Workington (Photo Courtesy Workington LBS)
RNLB Mariners Friend
47-029 seen off Lough Swilly (Photo Courtesy RNLI)
RNLB Mariners Friend
47-029 seen at Cobbs' Quay on 21/02/13 (Photo N. Rush)
Pictured a bit off
the beaten track at Great Yarmouth on 07/03/09 is RNLB David Robinson
(47-030) normally seen at The Lizard (Photo Paul Gowan)
Worker, normally Selsey based, seen leaving Poole 21/01/11 (Photo N.
RNLB Sir William
Hillary 47-032 pictured at its Ramsay base (Photo Ramsay LBS)
47-033 Mary Irene Miller at Poole 24/05/11 (Photo N. Rush)
RNLB Moonbeam 47-034 pictured on 01/06/04 (Photo Montrose LBS)
The ex-Montrose RNLB
Moonbean 47-034 at the ALC on 04/01/16 )Photo N. Rush)
47-035 RNLB Annie
Baker seen at Wicklow (Photo Courtesy RNLI)
Thelwell 47-036 seen off Walton & Frinton (Photo Walton & Frinton
The ex-RNLB Kenneth
Thelwell seen at Poole after being withdrawn 29/01/11 (Photo N. Rush)
Sarah Emily Harrop
(47-037) at Portsmouth 29/06/07 (Photo Chris Hunch)
RNLB William Street 47-038 pictured on 11/10/13 (Photo Courtesy RNLI)
RNLB William Street
47-038 seen at the Fleetwood open-day in 2008 (Photo Fleetwood LBS)
RNLB William Street
47-038 seen at the ALC on 20/09/16 (Photo N. Rush)
Pictured at Calshot
is 47-039 Alexander Coutanche on 25/05/11 (Photo N. Rush)
RNLB Hermione Lady
Colwyn 47-040 at Shoreham 21/06/06 (Photo Courtesy Shoreham LBS)
Lady Colwyn 47-040 at Shoreham (Photo Shoreham LBS)
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