Geoff Nugent (pictured but not id'd. Possibly the man on the right as he looks like
Geoff Nugent (pictured but not id'd. Possibly the man on the right as he looks like the team leader) and his crew aboard the Guide Friendship (serial number B - 514) inshore lifeboat, the inshore lifeboat at Cullercoats. Tyne and Wear.
Picture taken 9th April 1991
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The Cullercoats lifeboat Sir James Knott arrives at North Shields with a
The Cullercoats lifeboat Sir James Knott arrives at North Shields with a damaged bow.
SIR JAMES KNOTT was built as an Oakley twin screw motor lifeboat by Groves and Gutteridge of Cowes Isle of Wight in 1963. She served at Cullercoats from 1963 to 1969, was a relief lifeboat until 1972, became the Redcar lifeboat until 1986 and was a relief lifeboat again until 1989. The lifeboat was in immediate service during her delivery passage from Cowes to Cullercoats when she was called to help a motor cruiser: She saved two people and towed the cruiser into Gorleston. SIR JAMES KNOTT was stored at Dickie's Boat Yard, Bangor from May 1989 and was placed on the RNLI sale list. Since 1990 she has been permanently loaned to the Langburgh-on-Tees Museum Service for display at Kirkleatham Old Hall Museum, Redcar.
Picture taken 20th November 1963
Blyth, Northumberland Lifeboat crew (left to right) Charlie Hatcher (coxswain)
Blyth, Northumberland Lifeboat crew (left to right) Charlie Hatcher (coxswain), Tommy Moss (2nd coxswain), John Scott (motor mechanic), Dallas Taylor and Ian Woodhouse aboard the 44ft Waverley class William and Jane'.
Boat number 44-022
The crew of Blythe Lifeboat are to receive bravery awards following a dramatic rescue off the River Tyne. The lifeboat went out in heaven seas to rescue a fishing boat in difficulties. As the vessel was being towed it started to sink and the lifeboat men pulled the fishermen to safety. The RNLI has just announced that the lifeboat coxswain Charlie Hatcher will get the Institute's Bronze Bravery Medal and that five crew members are to be awarded bronze medal certificates.
Picture taken 30th March 1983