Whitby Lifeboat

 

Station boat history

The following information details the order in which each of the lifeboats served at Whitby lifeboat station, which I hope you find of interest. In presenting photographs of Whitby Lifeboats, themselves it seems only right to host this page detailing when the boats served the station and a summary of their successes.

The Record of Upgang Station 1865 - 1919
Launches on Service
Lives Rescued
War Record 1939 - 1945
11
9
Medal Record
44
103

Thirty-five medals have been awarded to the stations crews, 5 gold, 14 Silver and 16 Bronze, the last being awarded in 1993.

WHITBY
Original No 1 Station (West Side)
ON
Lifeboat
Period
Launches
Lives Rescued
Cost £
LUCY
1861-1870
9
53
182
Legacy of A J Jaffray of London
A second LUCY
1870-1871
1
4
248
Renamed ROBERT WHITWORTH
1871-1881
21
126
Gift of Manchester Branch for R Whitworth
180
ROBERT AND MARY ELLIS (Self-righter)
1881-1908
37
43
363
Legacy of Mrs Mary Ann Ellis of Harrogate
588
ROBERT AND MARY ELLIS as above
1908-1934
15
11
887
Station Closed In 1934
83
237

 

WHITBY
Original No 2 Station (East Side)
ON
Lifeboat
Period
Launches
Lives Rescued
Cost £
A lifeboat
1861-1872
2
18
 
HARRIOTT FORTEATH
1872 - 1879
9
34
Legacy of Mrs Harriott Forteath of Nottingham
HARRIOTT FORTEATH
1879 - 1881
4
6
 
A second lifeboat of same name
HARRIOTT FORTEATH
1881 - 1887
4
5
 
A third lifeboat of same name
114
CHRISTOPHER (Self-righter)
1887 - 1895
2
 
325
Anonymous gift
Temporary lifeboats
Total
105
300
379
JOHN FIELDEN
1895 - 1914
40
62
305
Gift of John A Fielden of London
Temporary lifeboats
 
35
98
722
594
WILLIAM RILEY OF BIRMINGHAM AND LEAMINGTON
1919 - 1931
     
Rubie Class - Legacy of William Riley of Leamington
580
JACOB AND RACHAEL VALLENTINE
1931 -1938
15
19
730
Legacy of Mr S Vallentine of Brixton Road, London
522
RICHARD
1938 - 1941
1
0
665
Gift of Miss Anne Dixon
Renamed JACOB AND RACHAEL VALLENTINE
1941 - 1947
4
0
 
669
ROBERT AND ELLEN ROBSON
1947 - 1959
15
0
1616
Station Closed In 1957
246
489

 

Present Whitby Lifeboat Station
ON
Lifeboat
Period
Launches
Lives Rescued
Cost £
667
MARGARET HARKER SMITH - The First Motor Lifeboat
1919 - 1938
117
86
5023
Legacy of Miss Harker Smith of Tunbridge Wells and a Whitby Fund
  Temporary lifeboats
1938 - 1974
4
1
 
808
MARY ANN HEPWORTH - Watson Class 1938 - 1974
377
205
6576
Gift of W Hepworth of Hull
 
Total
744
781
 
1033 THE WHITE ROSE OF YORKSHIRE - Waveney Class
1974 - 1988
239
51
70000
Gift of Miss Gwynaeth Milburn of Harrogate
1131
CITY OF SHEFFIELD - Tyne Class
1988 - 1996
239
88
560000
The cost of this lifeboat was met from the City of Sheffield lifeboat appeal with the bequest of Mrs Mary Mable Walker and other gifts and legacies
Temporary lifeboats
1988 - 1988
47
24
 
 
Total
1303
952
 
1212
GEORGE AND MARY WEBB Present Lifeboat – Trent Class
1996 - Present
     
Funded by The Mary Webb Trust
Temporary lifeboats
1996 - Present
     
Inshore lifeboats
1996 - Present
     

This is clearly a page that will evolve with time and whilst I look forward to updating it, it can only come about as a result of the inshore and offshore lifeboats being called out, not a nourishing thought at all.

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