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Liverpool class lifeboats

Single screw Liverpool class lifeboats
Twin screw Liverpool class lifeboats

Twin screw Liverpool class lifeboat


The twin screw Liverpool's were introduced in 1945 as a more powerful version of the single screwed lifeboats. The first one, 'Cecil Paine' entered service at Wells in 1945. The only difference between the two types of Liverpool class lifeboat is that the twin screw has a slightly different windscreen and of course is powered by two engines instead of one. Apart from that there are only minor differences that you would have to look very close to notice.
 Earlier built Liverpool class lifeboats were originally powered by twin 18 horsepower Weyburn AE4 petrol engines, but were later re-engined with twin 32 horsepower Parson Penguin diesel engines as the Weyburn engines weren't as reliable or efficient. Later examples of the Liverpool class lifeboat were powered by F.K.R twin diesel engines, meaning they didn't have to be re-engined later in life.
 The last Liverpool to be built, 'Grace Darling', was built in 1954 and was the last of the Liverpool class motor lifeboats to be built. The last Liverpool class lifeboat to be taken out of service was 'Chieftain' the Barmouth lifeboat, which was taken out of service in 1982, being replaced by a 37 foot Rother class lifeboat. Unlike nearly every other Liverpool class lifeboat, 'Chieftain' was launched from a slipway.
 Below is an uncompleted list of twin screw Liverpool class lifeboats, if anyone can help me fill in any details or missing lifeboats you are more than welcome to.

Single screw Liverpool        
Name Station Served from/till Notes Where is she now?
Nellie and Charlie Anstruther 1933-1950    
Foresters Centenary Sheringham 1936-1961 Known as 'Airman's lifeboat' Sheringham, in museum
The Cuttle Filey 1940-1953    
Jose Neville Caister 1941-1964    
Harriot Dixon Cromer 1934-1964    
W.R.A Seahouses 1936-1954    
Elizabeth and Albina Whitley Flamborough 1934-1948    
Howard D St Helier 1935-1948 Served under German occupation  
Howard D Flamborough 1948-1953    
Howard D Arbroath 1953-1955 Replaced 'Robert Lindsay'  
Lucy Lavers Aldeburgh 1940-1958 Was number 2 lifeboat Being restored
Joseph Braithwaite Maryport 1934-1939    
George and Elizabeth Gow        

'Friendly Forester' - courtesy of Flamborough Lifeboat

'Cecil Paine' - the first twin screw Liverpool class lifeboat, based at Wells

Barmouth Lifeboat 'Chieftain' on a slipway - Photo T.R Forrester-Addie

'Chieftain' on her 21st Birthday - Photo T.R Forrester-Addie

'Isa and Penryn Milstead' going back into her station - Courtesy of Filey Lifeboat

Robert Langham 2005