E.M.E.D. now Capitan Christensen

Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
E.M.E.D. now Capitan Christensen
Boat Type: 
R.N.L.I. Lifeboat
Boat Length: 
48ft 6ins
Boat Beam: 
Boat Draft: 
Boat Displacement: 
Boat Engine: 
Boat Construction: 
Boat Builder: 
J S White, Cowes, IoW
Boat Year: 

E.M.E.D. the 1928 Walton & Frinton lifeboat built by J. Samuel White, was sold out of service to Chile in 1956. She was a large vessel of her type: 48ft. 6ins. long with a 13ft. beam.

She went to Dunkirk twice in 1940 and survived three enemy air attacks off Gravelines which destroyed boats with which she was in tow. She came back with a rope around her propeller. A shell killed the officer in charge.

From a new contributor to the website (May 2018)
"I am a Volunteer belonging to the Volunteer Corps of the Lifeboats of Valparaiso Chile.
I was Third Pilot of the BS Capitan Cristhiansen previous EMED Boat.
I am currently part of a project to recover this historic vessel, the former EMED.
I have not found pictures of her."
Image appended from our files, see also here:-
https://www.flickr.com/photos/panr/3856601199 (and elsewhere)
We await further details of this....could she hold the record for the most far flung 'Dunkirker'?
Source: 1, 3, 4, 5, 19 & 20

Updated May 2018