Canadian Pacific

Watson 46 Class Lifeboat built 1938 by Robertson & Sons, Alex, Sandbanks

Designated ensign Designated house flag

2691

Registered


Service Vessel

Lifeboat


Watson 46 Class Lifeboat

Kyle of Lochalsh


Private use

Private Use


No

No


23/04/2013

27/02/2014



Gallery


Propulsion

Motor

Diesel


1961

None


None


Dimensions

9.00 feet (2.74 metres)

12.00 feet (3.66 metres)


46.00 feet (14.02 metres)

4.30 feet (1.31 metres)


21.00


History

CANADIAN PACIFIC was built as a Watson 46 lifeboat by Alexander Robertson & Sons Ltd of Sandbanks boatyard, Holy Loch and is of double diagonal timber construction with a hull of Honduras Mahogany. She is powered by twin Parsons Barracuda Mk 1 diesel engines, installed in 1961.

The lifeboat was financed by the Canadian Pacific Steamship Company and arrived on station as the Selsey lifeboat in August 1938 and saved many ditched airmen from both sides during the Second World War. She saved the royal sailing yacht BLOODHOUND and the crews of two other vessels during a hurricane off Selsey Bill in July 1956. She was re-engined and refitted in 1961-62 and removed from Selsey to the RNLI relief fleet in 1969. She was then sold out of service in 1977 to Scrabster Harbour Trust and became the Scrabster Pilot. The vessel is now in private ownership.

Key dates

  1. 1938

    Built by Alexander Robertson & Sons Ltd, Sandbanks, Holy Loch

  2. 1938

    Commissioned as Selsey lifeboat

  3. 1956

    Saved Royal sailing yacht Bloodhound and two other vessels during hurricane off Selsey Bill

  4. 1961/62

    Re-engined and refitted

  5. 1969

    Removed to the RNLI relief fleet

  6. 1977

    Sold out of service to the Scrabster Harbour Trust and became the Scrabster Pilot

If you are the owner of the vessel and would like to provide more details or updated information please contact info@nationalhistoricships.org.uk

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