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Picture Number145
Courtesy OfMartin Briscoe
Year1974
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70-001 Lifeboat

Lifeboat going up the caledonian canal heading north.

Picture Added on 09 November 2008.

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Rnlb charles h barrett 70-001

september 1974

this was later sold by nelson's boats. this information from their website

quote:

clyde class lifeboat 70-001.
built of corten steel, double hull 1965 as a cruising lifeboat.
twin gardner 8cylinder, 8l3b, diesel engines, 240hp each, in twin totally independent, watertight engine rooms.
this boat has seen service with the rnli 1966 to 88, the icelandic lifeboat service and is now used as a diving support and survey vessel.
excellent live aboard accomodation, saloon, berths for 14 persons, galley, twin 30kva generators, diving compressor 35cfm, 4.2m rib,
navigation aids include radar, autopilot, gps x2, weatherfax, vhf and mf radio communications. Hydraulic deck machinery.
vessel reported as in excellent condition with current survey available.

Added by Martin Briscoe on 09 November 2008.
It was not this boat, but 70-002 that saw service in Iceland.
This boat was sold into private hands in 1988, although it has visited Iceland on a least one occasion since being released from the RNLI.

Added by Iain Crosbie on 25 January 2010.

For more information on this subject see the following website.
British Waterways - Caledonian Canal


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