Jane Holland now Reporter?

Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
Jane Holland now Reporter?
Boat Type: 
R.N.L.I. Lifeboat
Boat Length: 
40ft
Boat Beam: 
10ft 6ins
Boat Draft: 
Displacement:
Boat Engine: 
45hp Taylor petrol
Boat Construction: 
Wood
Boat Builder: 
J. Samuel White
Boat Year: 
1922
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Jane Holland, the Eastbourne lifeboat, just 40ft long with a l0ft 6in beam, built by J. Samuel White, was the oldest of the RNLI fleet at Dunkirk, and the one to survive the greatest damage. She was hit forward by a French motor boat, and then aft by a British torpedo boat and strafed by enemy aircraft. Abandoned by her crew, a French destroyer tried to sink her by gunfire, as a hazard to navigation, but failed. She was found drifting full of water and towed home, with her fore-end box stove-in and riddled by more than 500 bullet holes.

She was soon back in service and remained so for twelve years. She was last heard of as 'Reporter' at Birkenhead.

Source: 1, 5 & 20

This information is in need need of updating. If you own this vessel or are aware of her history or current whereabouts, please contact the Association so that we can maintain this record.
Updated April 2018