Invergordon Lifeboat RNLI 13-37 arriving at her new permanent home
Five of the stations volunteer crew, with a combined service to the RNLI of over 125 years, sailed her into Invergordon at 1:37pm on 1st Nov 2020 to match the vessels number 13-37, depicting the 13m of the vessel length and 37 indicating the 37th Shannon class lifeboat built.
Arriving in the Cromarty Firth for the first time, the Shannon was escorted by the stations current all-weather Trent class lifeboat "Douglas Aikman Smith" carried a slow pass of the towns waterfront with the Trent leading the way to her new berth in the town's West Harbour with water canon display from the local Global Energy Group tug "Strathdee"
HER LAST SUMMER AND BLESSING ( DON'T TAKE THE HEROES )
HER LAST SUMMER AND BLESSING ( DON'T TAKE THE HEROES ). Drawing by Nick Langdon. Derived from a photo taken sometime in August 1981, it depicts the Penlee lifeboat Solomon Browne in her native Mousehole Harbour during the annual blessing of the Lifeboat, which proved to be her last summer and blessing as some four months later she was lost with all hands when rescuing the crew of the Union Star, who all also perished. It also depicts the Lifeboat as being a very central part of the community, with locals gathering in the harbour to behold its annual blessing, as well as of course depicting happier times for all concerned
© Nick Langdon
This is an image of a member of the Scarborough RNLI team who is looking out from the boathouse to the sea where the rest of his crew were training.
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© Alex Wilkinson