Full-time Mechanics

Name From To
Frank John Hayes June 1962 October 1974
Frank Patrick Ide (Coxswain/Mechanic) July 1974 September 1989
Robert George Ide August 1989 March 1990
Steven Trevor Vince (Coxswain/Mechanic) April 1990 April 1998
Andrew Elton September 1998 April 2004
Paul Taylor September 2005 November 2016

The position of full-time mechanic ended at Poole Lifeboat Station when the all-weather Tyne class lifeboat was withdrawn from service in November 2016 and the lifeboat station became an inshore lifeboat station.

Mechanic Frank Hayes (brother of Second Coxswain Bill Hayes)

  • Joined crew at 16.
  • 51 (in 1974).
  • Mechanic – full-time.
  • Lived in Lagland Street.
  • Served in Merchant Navy.
  • Brought up with the sea and fishing.

Second Mechanic Bill Wills

Poole Lifeboat  (5)
  • Worked at South Coast Yacht Services.
  • Lived in Stanley Road.
  • Crew member for 23 years (in 1974).
  • Father was Second Coxswain.
  • Four uncles also served on Poole lifeboat.

 

 

 

 

Coxswain/Mechanic Steve Vince

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  • Appointment on ILB crew, December 1981.
  • Appointed as Coxswain, 10 September 1989.
  • Appointed full-time Coxswain/Mechanic, 23 April 1990.
  • Retired, April 1998.