Our Past and Current Boats
                 
(Summarised from ‘On Those Infernal Ribble Banks’ by David Forshaw)

                                           

                                                   All Weather Lifeboats Stationed At Lytham

Name and

Official Boat No.

From

To

Class

Notes

The Clifton

12/1851

08/1855

Northumberland Prize

Capsized on exercise 1/10/1852 8 crew lost

11/1885

05/02/1887

Converted Peake

The Eleanor Cecily

12/08/1855

07/01/1863

Peake

22 service launches, 80 lives saved

The Wakefield / Charles Biggs

10/07/1863

11/1886

Standard
self-righting

34 service launches, 58 lives saved. Broken-up in 1887

The Charles Biggs
ON 73

19/11/1986

02/1912

Standard
self-righting

16 service launches, 13 lives saved including 12 from ‘The Mexico’

The Kate Walker
ON 6267

02/1912

04/1931

Self-righting

4 service launches, 8 lives saved

The JHW*
ON 738

07/04/1931

25/01/1939

Self-righting motor lifeboat

11 service launches, 1 life saved

The Dunleary
ON 658

27/01/1939

04/1951

Watson motor lifeboat

58 service launches, 30 lives saved

The Sarah Townsend Porritt

ON 886

19/04/1951

03/1978

Watson cabin motor lifeboat

78 service launches, 35 lives saved

The City Of BradfordIII

ON 911

14/03/1978

16/03/1985

Watson cabin motor lifeboat

27 service launches, 6 lives saved

The Robert

09/03/1985

03/12/1988

Watson cabin motor lifeboat

25 service launches, 11 lives saved

The Voluntary Worker
ON 1146

23/11/1988

19/01/1990

Tyne

10 service launches, 8 lives saved

The Sarah Emily Harrop
ON 1155

14/01/1990

01/12/1997

Tyne

91 service launches, 17 lives saved

The Margaret Jean
ON 1178

28/11/1997

27/03/1999

Mersey

12 service launches, 3 lives saved.  Lytham Lifeboat relocated to St Annes and redesignated ‘Lytham St Annes Lifeboat’.

* JHW = ‘The Johnson Webster, Henry Butterworth and William & Catherine Rashleigh’


                                                     All Weather Lifeboats Stationed At St Annes

Name and

Official Boat No.

From

To

Class

Notes

The Laura Janet

21/09/1881

01/1887

Self-righting

6 service launches, 6 lives saved. Capsized on service to ‘The Mexico’ 13 crew lost

The Nora Royds

ON 194

01/1887

11/1908

Self-righting

5 service launches, 10 lives saved

The James Scarlett ON 587

15/11/1808

10/1928

Liverpool

9 service launches, 20 lives saved

The Brothers
ON 190

12/05/1888

08/1892

Self-righting

3 service launches, 4 lives saved

The Brothers

25/08/1892

01/1910

Watson

6 service launches, 0 lives saved

The Fisherman’s Friend
ON 1192

27/03/1999

16/12/1999

Mersey

  Lytham Lifeboat relocated to St Annes and redesignated ‘Lytham St Annes Lifeboat’.
 5 service launches, 2 lives saved

Her Majesty
The Queen
ON 1189

16/12/1999

Current

Mersey

46 service launches, 7 lives saved (as of 2006)