DUNLEARY II O.N. 814

Watson 46 Class Lifeboat built 1938 by White, J Samuel & Co Ltd, Cowes, Isle of Wight

Designated ensign Designated house flag

2693

Registered


Service Vessel

Lifeboat


Watson 46 Class Lifeboat

Bristol


Private use

Houseboat


Yes

No


30/04/2013

08/12/2017



Gallery


Propulsion

Motor

Diesel


None


Dimensions

0.00

12.00 feet (3.66 metres)


46.00 feet (14.02 metres)

3.00 feet (0.91 metres)


20.00


History

DUNLEARY II is a Watson lifeboat of teak double diagonal construction and has twin BMC diesel engines. She was built by J Samuel White of Cowes, Isle of Wight in1938 and was commissioned to Kingston (Dun Laoghaire).and remained there until 1967 when she was replaced by a new lifeboat. Subsequently she served at Lochinver, Plymouth, Cowes and Troon until sold out of service in 1974 .

Whilst in RNLI service she was launched 138 times and saved 145 lives. After de-commissioning she was converted for private use by J Hinks & Son of  Appledore and purchased by Captain T Mann, later owned by Mr P Claydon before being bought by her present owner.

Key dates

  1. 1938

    Built by J Samuel White of Cowes, Isle of Wight asa Lifeboat for the RNLI

  2. 1938-67

    Served as the Lifeboat for Kingston, Dun Laoghaire

  3. 1957

    Renamed Dun Laoghaire

  4. 1967-69

    Vessel relocated to Lochinver as the Lifeboat

  5. 1970

    Vessel relocated to Torbay as the Lifeboat

  6. 1971-72

    Vessel relocated to Troon as the Lifeboat.

  7. 1974

    Sold to Capt T Mann of Liverpool and converted into a Houseboat.  Whilst in RNLI Service she was launched 138 times and saved 145 lives

  8. 2006

    Sold to present owner

  9. 2011

    Forward Spray Rails replaced in Iroko, ply inserts removed from hull on both sides

  10. 2013

    Hull repainted

  11. 2015

    Vessel is in Wapping Wharf, Bristol Floating Harbour in good condition and used as a Houseboat

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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