RNLI (Waveney Class)

44-001-44-022

Number Built 22 (one of which came from the US Coast Guard)

44-009 "Helen Turnbull" leaving Sheerness Harbour during a Violent Storm, winter of 1989/1990
Photo John Mercer

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44-001 - ON Not Allocated
Unnamed, was USCG boat 44328
Built: 1964 at USCG Yard, Curtis Bay, Maryland, USA
Engines: 2 x 200hp Cummins V6
1973 - 2 x 250hp Ford Mermaid 595T
1982 - 2 x 203hp Caterpillar D3208
Trials 1964-1967, Launches 7, Lives saved 9
Relief Fleet (stationed at 22 stations in all) 1.2.1967-6.3.1996, Launches 291, Lives saved 100
Donor: General Funds
Cost: ?
 

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360° panorama view of engine room
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Photo from my collection
At Ramsgate 3/4/78
Photo Lutz Zetzsche
At Poole 1989
44-002 - ON 1001
John F. Kennedy
Built: 1966 at Brooke Marine Lowestoft
Engines:2 x 215hp Cummins V6
1983 - 2 x 203hp Caterpillar D3208
Dun Laoghaire 5.1967-4.1990, Launches 238, Lives saved 161
Relief 4.1990-1996, Launches 72, Lives saved 10
Donor: Legacy of Miss C M H Gibson, and RNLI Funds
Cost: £33,000
Photo Lutz Zetzsche
At Amble
Photo Nicholas Leach
At Hartlepool July 1994
44-003 - ON 1002
Khami
Built: 1967 at Brooke Marine Lowestoft
Engines: 2 x 215hp Cummins V6
1981 - 2 x 203hp Caterpillar D3208
Gt Yarmouth & Gorleston 19.8.1967-5.1980, Launches 234, Lives saved 71
Relief 5.1980-1997, Launches 240, Lives saved 90
Donor: Gift of Mr and Mrs T G Bedwell
Cost: £33,361
Photo Ron Fagence
At Gorleston Spring 1971
Photo Henry Carter
At Gorleston
44-004 - ON 1003
Faithful Forester
Built: 1967 at Brooke Marine Lowestoft
Engines: 2 x 215hp Cummins V6
1982 - 2 x 203hp Caterpillar D3208
Dover 26.7.1967-2.10.1979, Launches 202, Lives saved 140
Relief 7.10.1979-11.6.1984 , Launches 49, Lives saved 18
Holyhead 12.6.1984-14.9.1985, Launches 25, Lives saved 26
Relief 14.9.1985-27.6.1997, Launches 98, Lives saved 28
Donor: Ancient Order of Foresters
Cost: £35,000
Photo John Angier
At Polpero Lifeboat Day August 1995
Photo Nicholas Leach
Dunmore East, April 1997
 
44-005 - ON 1004
Margaret Graham
Built: 1967 at Brooke Marine Lowestoft
Engines: 2 x 215hp Cummins V6
1982 - 2 x 203hp Caterpillar D3208
Harwich 27.9.1967-3.1980, Launches 173, Lives saved 77
Relief 5.1980-1986, Launches 49, Lives saved 14
Amble 9.6.1986-24.7.99, Launches 166, Lives saved 6
Donor: An anonymous gift
Cost: £37,838
Photo Lutz Zetzsche
Leaving Amble Harbour to assist the grounded "Around Britain Race" leader.
Leaving Amble on the 24th July 1999, which marked the end of the Waveneys in service with the RNLI.

This is a from a film by Keith Sim showing the 44-005 entering Amble Harbour. If you would like to see the film click here.
44-006 - ON 1005
Arthur and Blanche Harris
Built: 1968 at Brooke Marine Lowestoft
Engines: 2 x 215hp Cummins V6
1979 - 2 x 203hp Caterpillar D3208
Barry Dock 14.3.1968-1974, Launches 109, Lives saved 44
Relief 1974-1979, Launches 33, Lives saved 7
Donaghadee 23.8.1979-12.1986, Launches 8, Lives saved 43
Relief 1986-1993, Launches 56, Lives saved 18
Courtmacsherry 5.1993-9.1995, Launches 17, Lives saved 7
Relief 1995-1996, Launches 2, Lives saved 0
Donor: Legacy of Mrs B A L Harris
Cost: £35,000
 

Link to The Axis Historical Society's "Story of 44-006"



Photos
Tom Kennedy
At Courtmacsherry 24/9/95
44-007 - ON 1006
Connel Elizabeth Cargill
Built: 1968 at Brooke Marine Lowestoft
Engines: 2 x 215hp Cummins V6
1982 - 2 x 203hp Caterpillar D3208
Troon 8.1968-8.1985, Launches 45, Lives saved 66
Arklow 7.3.1986-6.1990, Launches 29, Lives saved 19
Relief 1990-1997, Launches 33, Lives saved 3
Donor: W A Cargill Charitable Trust
Cost: £34,386
Photo Nicholas Leach
At Dunbar on relief 1994
Photo John Angier
On relief at Blythe 23 July 1996

Photo Cliff Crone
On relief at Eyemouth 21 Dec 1996
44-008 - ON 1026
Eric Seal (Civil Service No. 36)
Built: 1974 at Groves & Guttridge Cowes
Engines: 2 x 260hp General Motors GM 8V-53
Eyemouth 7.2.1974-3.1996, Launches 153, Lives saved 45
Donor: Civil Service Lifeboat Fund
Cost: £100,000
Photo Nicholas Leach
At Eyemouth
44-009 - ON 1027
Helen Turnbull
Built: 1974 at Groves & Guttridge Cowes
Engines: 2 x 260hp General Motors GM 8V-53
Sheerness 4.4.1974-3.1996, Launches 649, Lives saved 297
Achill 28.8.1996-1.1998, Launches 9, Lives saved 0
Relief 1.1998-11.1998, Launches 24, Lives saved 7
Donor: Legacy Mr J B Turnball, and Medway Lifeboat Appeal
Cost: £100,000
Photo Paul Russell
At Sheerness
Photo John Mercer
At Sheerness, winter 1989/90
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44-010 - ON 1028
Thomas Forehead and Mary Rowse II
Built: 1974 at Groves & Guttridge Cowes
Engines: 2 x 260hp General Motors GM 8V-53
Plymouth 22.5.1975-1.1988, Launches 182, Lives saved 91
Fowey 26.1.1988-1996, Launches 169, Lives saved 35
Relief 1996-1997, Launches 4, Lives saved 0
Donor: Legacy of Mr T Field
Cost: £100,000
Photo John Angier
At Looe Lifeboat Day while at Fowley 20 August 1994
Photo John Angier
At Fowley May 1996
44-011 - ON 1029
Augustine Courtauld
Built: 1974 at Groves & Guttridge Cowes
Engines: 2 x 260hp General Motors GM 8V-53
Poole 11.1974-10.1983, Launches 106, Lives saved 32
Relief 10.1983-1985, Launches 8, Lives saved 5
Troon 25.8.1985-10.1987, Launches 53, Lives saved 38
Relief 29.10.1987-5.6.1990, Launches 9, Lives saved 0
Arklow 5.6.1990-2.1997, Launches 78, Lives saved 26
Stored at Poole 6.4.1997-10.5.1999, Launches 1, Lives saved 1
Donor: Gift Mr W P Courtauld, and Mayor of Poole’s Appeal
Cost: £81,000
Photo Nicholas Leach
At Arklow August 1995
Photo RNLI
At Arklow
44-012 - ON 1033
The White Rose of Yorkshire 
Built: 1974 at Groves & Guttridge Cowes
Engines: 2 x 260hp General Motors GM 8V-53
Whitby 24.11.1974-12.1988, Launches 239, Lives saved 51
Invergordon 1.4.1989-5.1996, Launches 66, Lives saved 10
Relief 5.1996-1999, Launches 1, Lives saved 0
Donor: Gift of Miss G Milburn
Cost: £79,018

Photo Invergordon Lifeboat Station
At Invergorden 1995
Photo RNLI
44-013 - ON 1034
Thomas James King
Built: 1974 at Groves & Guttridge Cowes
Engines: 2 x 260hp General Motors GM 8V-53
St Helier 3.2.1975-12.1989, Launches 288, Lives saved 155
Relief 1989-1993, Launches 20, Lives saved 11
Dunbar 1.8.1993-1.1996, Launches 21, Lives saved 0
Relief 1996-1997, Launches 0, Lives saved 0
Donor: Proceeds of Jersey Lifeboat Appeal
Cost: £100,000

Photo Iain Lees
At Dunbar 24 July 1994  
44-014 - ON 1035
St. Patrick
Built: 1974 at Groves & Guttridge Cowes
Engines: 2 x 260hp General Motors GM 8V-53
Dunmore East 19.3.1975-10.1996, Launches 252, Lives saved 83
Donor: Proceeds of Irish Lifeboat Appeal
Cost: £100,000
Photo Nicholas Leach
Dunmore East, August 1995

Photo Aubrey Dale
At Dunmore East 11 July 1991

44-015 - ON 1036
Lady of Lancashire
Built: 1975 at Groves & Guttridge Cowes
Engines: 2 x 260hp General Motors GM 8V-53
Fleetwood 21.1.1976-15.10.1989, Launches 170, Lives saved 95
Dun Laoghaire 20.3.1990-10.1.1995, Launches 80, Lives saved 4
Relief 10.1.1995-2.11.1996, Launches 4, Lives saved 0
Donor: An anonymous gift
Cost: £85,967
Photo Ulrich Hoerner
At Dun Laoghaire 6/8/1990
Photo RNLI
At Fleetwood
44-016 - ON 1042
Ralph and Joy Swann
Built: 1976 at Bideford Ship Yard N. Devon
Engines: 2 x 250hp Ford Mermaid 595T
1981 - 2 x 250hp Caterpillar D3208T
Ramsgate 14.7.1976-4.1990, Launches 292, Lives saved 199
Tobermory 6.8.1990-2.1991, Launches 14, Lives saved 2
Portree 2.5.1991-6.6.1996, Launches 60, Lives saved 4
Relief 6.1996-1998, Launches 13, Lives saved 1
Donor: Legacy Mrs A G Cranthorne, and RNLI funds
Cost: £130,000
Photo from my collection
At Ramsgate
Photo Ray Noble
At Ramsgate
44-017 - ON 1043
The Nelsons of Donaghadee, from 1979 Wavy Line
Built: 1976 at Bideford Ship Yard N. Devon
Engines: 2 x 250hp Ford Mermaid 595T
1978 - 2 x 250hp Caterpillar D3208T
1980 - 2 x 250hp Caterpillar D3208T
Donaghadee 10.1976-7.1977, Launches 1, Lives saved 0
Relief 1978-1990, Launches 111, Lives saved 51
Sunderland 17.4.1990-28.3.1997, Launches 113, Lives saved 20
Relief: 28.3.1997-6.3.1998, Launches 0, Lives saved 0
Donor: Wavy Line Grocers Association
Cost: £174,688
Photo John Angier
On relief at Amble 24 July 1996
Photo Nicholas Leach
At Sunderland 1994
44-018 - ON 1044
The Scout
Built: 1976 at Bideford Ship Yard N. Devon
Engines: 2 x 250hp Ford Mermaid 595T
1982 - 2 x 250hp Caterpillar D3208T
Hartlepool 17.2.1977-7.1997, Launches 250, Lives saved 10
Donor: The Scout Association
Cost: £122,000
Photo Nicholas Leach
At Teesmouth Lifeboat Day July 1996
Photo Paul Russell
44-019 - ON 1045
Louis Marchesi of Round Table
Built: 1976 at Bideford Ship Yard N. Devon
Engines: 2 x 250hp Ford Mermaid 595T
1981 - 2 x 250hp Caterpillar D3208T
Newhaven 24.5.1977-9.8.1985, Launches 289, Lives saved 134
Relief: 9.8.1985-10.1986, Launches 0, Lives saved 0
Alderney 23.10.1986-7.3.1994, Launches 170, Lives saved 123
Exmouth 8.7.1994-6.7.1996, Launches 39, Lives saved 5
Relief 5.12.1996-20.4.1997, Launches 1, Lives saved 0
Donor: National Association of Round Tables, Gt Britain
Cost: £150,000
Photo John Angier
At Poole depot 10 June 1997
Photo Paul Russell
44-020 - ON 1060
John Fison
Built: 1980 at Fairey Marine Cowes
Engines: 2 x 250hp Caterpillar D3208T
Harwich 11.3.1980-6.10.1996, Launches 232, Lives saved 97
Relief 6.10.1996-24.9.99, Launches 25, Lives saved 3
Donor: Gift of Mrs D E Fison and Mrs Knowles, legacy of Mrs Sutcliffe
Cost: £260,000
Photo Paul Russell
At Harwich
Photo John Angier
At Harwich 1 January 1995
 44-021 - ON 1065
Barham
Built: 1980 at Fairey Marine Cowes
Engines: 2 x 250hp Caterpillar D3208T
Gt Yarmouth & Gorleston 30.5.1980-3.1996, Launches 254, Lives saved 71
Relief 4.1996-17.1.1999, Launches 25, Lives saved 11
Donor: Legacies of Mr C A S Stringer and Mrs A G Miles
Cost: £260,000
Photo Paul Russell
At Goleston
Photo Ian Moignard
This photo shows Barham leaving St. Helier on the 17th January 1999, which was also her last day in service for the RNLI
44-022 - ON 1079
The William and Jane
Built: 1982 at Fairey Marine Cowes
Engines: 2 x 250hp Caterpillar D3208T
Blyth 26.10.1982-12.1995, Launches 136, Lives saved 43
Larne 19.3.1996-11.1998, Launches 23, Lives saved 11
Donor: Legacies of Miss Hewson, Mrs Grey, Mr Dunn, and others
Cost: £319,940
Photos Rick Tomlinson
At Blyth

Photo Aubrey Dale
At Larne 4 October 1997
 

Total Launches 7105, Total Persons Rescued 2809

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