Past lifeboats

The following tables display statistics of all lifeboats that have served the Poole area from 1826 up to the present day:

Key:
ON = Operational Number
Date = Date at station
Years = Number of years at station
Shouts = Number of launches

Pulling and sailing lifeboats

Lifeboat ON Date Years Length Cost Shouts Lives saved Built by
Studland (no name)Poole Lifeboat  (7) No number allocated 1826–c.1850 24 20′ £100 0 0 Pellew Plenty of Newbury 1825/6
Manley WoodPoole Lifeboat  (9) No number allocated 1865–1879 14 32′ £210 10 63 Forrest of Limehouse 1865
Joseph and Mary (originally Manley Wood) No number allocated 1879–1880 1 32′ £210 0 0 Forrest of Limehouse 1865 (originally Manley Wood)
(Joseph and Mary for 2 years) Boy’s Own No.2Poole Lifeboat  (75) 188 1880–1897 17 34′ £363 12 28 Woolfe and Sons of Shadwell 1880 (Bristol Wagon Co built the transporting carriage)
City Masonic Club Watson classPoole Lifeboat  (32) 316 1897–1910 13 38′ £924 16 26 Henderson of Glasgow 1892
Harmar (last sailing lifeboat)Poole Lifeboat  (2) 608 1910–1939 29 37.5′ £1,086 40 60 Thames Iron Works, Blackwall 1910

Motor lifeboats

 

Lifeboat ON Date Years Length Cost Shouts Lives saved Built by
Thomas Kirk Wright  Surf class1939–65 811 1939–1962 23 32′ £3,337 68 15 Groves and Guttridge, Cowes, Isle of Wight 1938
Bassett Green Liverpool classPoole Lifeboat  (42) 894 1962–1969 7 35’6″ £14,038 0s 9d 17 9 Groves and Guttridge 1951
Inshore Rescue Boat D-69 1964–1969 5 15’6″ n/a 12 9
Hatch class lifeboat (inshore)

Photo: Grahame Farr Archives

Photo: Grahame Farr Archives

18-03 1967–1969 2 20’6″ n/a 5 12 landed
Dell Quay Dory fast rescue launch

Photo: RNLI

Photo: RNLI

17-03, later became A-502 1969–1985 16 17′ 1.5″ n/a 151 71 Hull and deck – Dell Quay Dorys; boat fitted out by RNLI Cowes Base, IoW
Relief George Elmy Liverpool class 873 1969–1971 2 35′ 6″ £10,983 8s 4d 12 3 Groves & Guttridge (For Seaham lifeboat station 7/1/50)
Relief Anthony Robert Marshall Liverpool class

Photo: RNLI

Photo: RNLI

869 1970 1 35′ 6″ £11,763 6s 4d 3 6 Groves & Guttridge (for Rhyl lifeboat station 9/9/49)
Relief JB Couper of Glasgow Liverpool classPoole Lifeboat  (74) 872 1971–1974 3 35′ 6″ £10,898 16s 6d 31 19 Groves & Guttridge (15/10/49 for St Abbs lifeboat station)
Augustine Courtauld    Waveney classPoole Lifeboat  (107) 1029 1974–1983 9 44′ £81,000 or £68,816 12s 106 32 Groves & Guttridge, Cowes, Isle of Wight
Inner Wheel Brede class

Photo: Ray Kipling

Photo: Ray Kipling

1089 1984–2001 17 33′ £154,044 or £303,647 813 176 Lochin Marine of Rye 1982
Sam & Iris Coles  Boston Whaler

Photo: RNLI

Photo: RNLI

A-513 1985–1995 10 20′ £15,500 347 102 Hull and deck – Boston Whaler USA; boat fitted out by ILC, Cowes
Friendly Forester IIAtlantic 75 B classR N L I   PHOTOS 017 B-710 1995–2008 13 7.38m £61,250 1,147 95 Boat fitted out by ILC, Cowes
City of Sheffield Tyne class

Photo: Rob Inett

Photo: Rob Inett

1131 (47-023) 2001–to date 9 14.3m (47′) £902,310 or £587,664 512 (to 31 Oct 2014) 1 (to 31 Oct 2014) Souters Shipyard 1987–88
Sgt Bob Martin (Civil Service No. 50) B class Atlantic 85Sgt Bob B-826 2008–to date 2 8.44m 549 (to 31 Oct 2014) 13 (to 14 Sept 2014) Boat fitted out by ILC, Cowes