Lucy Lavers

Lucy Lavers

Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
Lucy Lavers
Boat Type: 
R.N.L.I. Lifeboat
Boat Length: 
35ft 6ins
Boat Beam: 
10ft 3ins
Boat Draft: 
2ft 3.5ins
Boat Displacement: 
6 tons
Boat Engine: 
35hp Weyburn petrol
Boat Construction: 
Mahogany
Boat Builder: 
Groves & Gutteridge, IoW
Boat Year: 
1940
Member of the Restoration Trust

Aldeburgh lifeboat, Lucy Lavers, had only just arrived from Groves and Gutteridge on the Isle of Wight where she was built, when she was called to service at Dunkirk. Her exceptionally shallow draft of around 2ft. made her particularly suitable and she took her place alongside the other eighteen lifeboats which were at Dunkirk.

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