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Appledore's new lifeboat April 19th 1962

appledores new lifeboat

Appledore's new lifeboat, which has undergone engine trials, will, it is hoped, be ready to leave the yards of her Isle of Wight builders next month.  Provisional date for delivery is May 15th.

The second photograph shows the view of the wheelhouse and engine casing from the fo'c'sle.  Travelling to the Isle of Wight to fetch her will probably be Coxswain Sydney Cann, the mechanic, Mr Leon Richards (who has been with the vessel on her trials) and Capt. Pat Brennan (local secretary of the R.N.L.I.).  She will be handed over by Sir Eric Seal, representing the committee of management.

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