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Originally built by the now defunct Tiger Marine the boats first entered service in 2002 and equip the Tower Pier (Waterloo Pier) and Chiswick stations. Teddington uses two D-class boats to monitor the river.
MK1 E-class Fleet Details
Introduced in 2002 and bought "Off the Shelf" to meet Thames operational requirements. The replacements for these craft, which were scheduled for 2009, have been put on hold as the economic crisis keeps interest rates and property prices low thus affecting the legacies left to the RNLI as they are inevitably linked to investments and property.
Mk2 E-CLASS FLEET DETAILSB
Built at MST in Liverpool, powered by 2 x Volvo Penta XD6 435 engines driving 2 x Hamilton Waterjets, it is 10.5m in length.
E-001 Public Servant CS No. 44 (Photo RNLI/Jane Morgan)
E-002 Olive Laura Deare seen off Gravesend, Kent (Photo Ian Boyle/www.simplonpc.co.uk)
E-003 Chelsea Pensionerseen on "ready Reserve" at Chiswick 30/10/12 (Photo Chiswick LBS)
E-004 Ray and Audrey Lusty (Photo Courtesy RNLI)
E-005 Legacy at London Bridge on 27/05/08 (Photo Ian Boyle/www.simplonpc.co.uk)
E-006 Joan and Ken Bellamy (Photo Courtesy RNLI)
E-07 Hurly Burley seen at Poole 15/09/11 before delivery (Photo N. Rush)
E-08 Dougie and Donna B )Photo Ken Smith)
E-09 Braun Challenge pictured at Poole LMC on 19/07/12 (Photo N. Rush)