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Former Lifeboat Seven Type
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No: 2279   Contributor: Andrew Wright   Year: 2007   Manufacturer: Unknown   Country: United Kingdom
Former Lifeboat Seven Type

This is a former Lifeboat from Fishguard I understand shewas involved in a collision with a Stena ship and was repaired but was not able to resume RNLI duties, I think she is now a charter boat on the Irish Sea, and is at Holyhead, Wales.
Picture added on 27 May 2007
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Andrew i think this is actually an Arun class rather than a Severn.

Added by Ronald Young on 28 May 2007.
Ronald would I be right in saying she can't be very old. Although the boat I was on yesterday was a Severn Type boat and the two are almost identical.

Added by Andrew Wright on 28 May 2007.
Andrew Arun class boats were introduced in the early/mid 70s and have been loyal sevants ever since. so loyal in fact that Stornoway were loath to part with there, s for the newer Severn. i think the first Arun built went to the channel islands and is now owned by a gentleman staying in Broughty Ferry by Dundee.

Added by Ronald Young on 30 May 2007.
Arun class. The Canadian Coast Guard bought their first one from England; stationed her at Port Bickerton on the Nova Scotia coast, and then had several built in Canada, all of which are still in service.
Subsequently using a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat design, developed by US Coast Guard; but "The Old Hands" agree that the Arun-class is the better craft for CCG purposes; both salt-water and fresh-water[The Great Lakes].

Added by Pat_R-B on 29 June 2008.
I'm sure the boat in the picture is St Brendan, Rosslare lifeboat 52-26 which was wrote off in a collision with a ferry and was sold out of service and resides at Holyhead as a dive boat,

Added by Andrew Powell on 31 August 2012.
I'm sure the picture isn't Fishguard lifeboat. 52-19 marie Winstone after service at Fishguard was moved to Torbay and then into relief fleet before being sold to the Finland lifeboat service.

Added by Andrew Powell on 31 August 2012.
The craft pictured is arun class st brendan which I understand was converted to a dive support vessel after leaving the rnli. Renamed Irish mist and sold to its new owner in jan 2018 and is moored on the medway river at cuxton.

Added by Anthony Kendrick on 02 September 2018.
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