StoneRoad2013

StoneRoad2013

Posted on 11/25/2011


Photo taken on August 28, 2011


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olb - experimental lifeboat

olb - experimental lifeboat
The experimental beach launched lifeboat (FCB2) at Hoylake for testing (August 2011). Hoylake's new (2009?) lifeboat station is in the background.

gezginruh, Tanja - Loughcrew have particularly liked this photo


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Dave Forbes
Dave Forbes
One of the main things would be supreme sea-keeping capabilities and obviously self-righting balance. Did the Class go into production?
15 months ago.
StoneRoad2013
StoneRoad2013
Yes - this is the prototype for the "Shannon" class, they are now coming onto stations - there will be 21 of them (water jet rather than propeller driven) ... some more info :
rnli.org/aboutus/lifeboatsandstations/lifeboats/Pages/shannon.aspx
15 months ago. Edited 15 months ago.
GoSloMo
GoSloMo
It is a great idea if it cannot be moored or launched straight into water. Great photo - HFF
7 months ago.
Gudrun
Gudrun
Interesting! Belated HFF, Sara!
7 months ago.
gezginruh
gezginruh
HFF to you too !
7 months ago.