Louise Stephens

Louise Stephens

Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
Louise Stephens
Boat Type: 
R.N.L.I. Lifeboat
Boat Length: 
46ft
Boat Beam: 
12ft 9ins
Boat Draft: 
3ft 6ins
Boat Displacement: 
9.84 tons
Boat Engine: 
2 x Ferry 40hp Diesels
Boat Construction: 
Mahogany
Boat Builder: 
J S White, Cowes IoW
Boat Year: 
1939
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One of only three RNLI lifeboats designed to be launched from the beach, she had just come into service at Great Yarmouth & Gorleston when Louise Stephens found herself off to Dunkirk on 30th May, 1940.

During her career with the RNLI she was launched 311 times and saved 177 lives at sea. Sold out of service in 1974, she became for a while a fishing boat off the North-east coast of England. In 1984 she was re-engined with two 4-cylinder 72hp tractor engines and a large trawler wheelhouse was added.

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