Ramsgate Lifeboats Past and Present

 

Offshore Lifeboats

 14-02 - ON 1197
Trent Class
Esme Anderson
1994 - present boat
 
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Photo Lt. Cdr. Russell Clark
At Ramsgate 2007
47-036 - ON 1154
Tyne Class
Kenneth Thelwall II
1990 - 1994
Launches - 116
Lives saved - 21
Cost - Approx £590,000
Photo Ray Noble
At Ramsgate
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44-016 - ON 1042
Waveney Class
Ralph and Joy Swann
1976 - 1990
Launches - 289
Lives saved - 197
Cost - Approx £130,000
 
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Photo Ray Noble
At Ramsgate
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ON 901
46’9" Watson Class
Michael and Lily Davis
1953 - 1976
Launches - 318
Lives saved - 309
Cost - £28,811
Photo Ray Noble
At Ramsgate
ON 697
Ramsgate Type
Prudential
1926 - 1953
Launches - 276
Lives saved - 330
Cost - £8,417

Photo East Kent Maritime Trust
At Ramsgate
ON 537
Self-righting Type
Charles and Susanna Stephens
1905 - 1926
Launches - 165
Lives saved - 294
Cost - £1,635

Photo East Kent Maritime Trust
At Ramsgate 1905
ON 350
Self-righting Type
(Motorised in 1906)
Bradford
1893 - 1905
Launches - 121
Lives saved - 53
Cost - £696
Photo East Kent Maritime Trust
ON 117
Self-righting Type
Bradford
1887 - 1893
Launches - 44
Lives saved - 66
Cost - £842

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Self-righting Type
Bradford
1877 - 1887
Launches - 147
Lives saved - 405
Cost - £575
Photo Tom White Collection
Self-righting Type
Bradford
1866 - 1877
Launches - 139
Lives saved - 344
Cost - £400

Photo East Kent Maritime Trust
Self-righting Type
Northumberland
1851 - 1865
Launches, at least - 150
Lives saved, at least - 400
Cost - £250
Picture W. H. Lapthorne Collection
Painting by William Broome 1861
 

Inshore Lifeboats

B-878
Atlantic 85 Class
Claire and David Delves
2014 - present boat
 
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Photo Steve Burton

At Ramsgate 2014
B-765
Atlantic 75 Class
Bob Turnbull
2000 - 2014
 
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Photo Ray Nobel
At Ramsgate 2000
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B-558
Atlantic 21 Class
Ramsgate Enterprise
1984 - 2000
Cost - Approx £26,000?
 
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Photo from my collection
At Ramsgate
A-510 (previously 18-010)
McLachlan Class
1975 - 1985
Photo from my collection
At Ramsgate 1983
A-502 (previously 17-003)
Dell Quay Dory Class
1972 - 1975

Photo from my collection
At Poole
A-500 (previously 17-001)
Dell Quay Dory Class
1969 - 1971

Photo Ron Fagence
At Ramsgate Spring 1971

 

Tugs

In earlier years, the lifeboat would sometimes be towed out to the rescue scene by one of these steam tugs.

Aid
Owner: Board of Trade/Ministry of Transport
In Service: Oct 1914 - 1938 (Sold to Risdon Beazley Ltd)
Requisitioned at outbreak of WW.II and sunk by destroyer fire 8 miles off Start Point, 29th November 1940.
Photo East Kent Maritime Trust
Aid
Owner: Board of Trade
In Service: 1890 - July 1914 (Acquired by Admiralty)
Photo Dr A.R. Lane
At Ramsgate 1910
Vulcan
Owner: Trustees for Ramsgate Harbour/Board of Trade
In Service: Circa 1858 - Dec 1889 (Sold 1890)
Photo East Kent Maritime Trust
Aid
Owner: Trustees for Ramsgate Harbour/Board of Trade
In Service: 1855 - April 1889 (Sold 1890)
Photo Tom White
At Ramsgate 1885
Sampson
Owner: Trustees for Ramsgate Harbour
Built: 1843
In Service: Circa 1845-Sold 1858
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Some of the Relief Lifeboats while on station at Ramsgate

14-01 ON 1180
Earl and Countess Mountbatten of Burma
Trent Class

Photo from my collection
At Ramsgate 25 July 2004
14-22 ON 1226
Edward Duke of Windsor
Trent Class
Photo from my collection
At Broadstairs Water Gala 1997
44-003 - ON 1002
Waveney Class
Khami
1.11.1989-29.4.1990
Photo Paul Russell
At Ramsgate 1990
44-001 - ON Not Allocated
Waveney Class
3.4.1978-25.6.1978
20.9.1989-13.10.1989
Photo from my collection
At Ramsgate 3 April 1978
44-004 - ON 1003
Waveney Class
Faithful Foster
24.2.1988-20.7.1988
Photo from my collection
At Ramsgate 1988
ON 680
Watson (motor) Class
City of Bradford I
Photo East Kent Maritime Trust
At Ramsgate 1936
B-756

Eve Pank


Photo from my collection
At Ramsgate 30 July 2004
B-590

Wolverston X-Ray

Photo Ray Noble
At Ramsgate
B-521

Mary Livingstone

Photo from my collection
At Broadstairs Water Gala 1984
A-506 (previously 18-006)
McLachlan Class
Photo from my collection
At Ramsgate
 

Boathouses

Main Boathouse
1998 - present boathouse
Photo from my collection
Inshore Boathouse
1985 - 1998
Photo from my collection

 

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