Irish Lifeboats

The definitive guide to the Irish lifeboat service

Tyne Class Lifeboats

The Tyne class lifeboat was the first fast slipway lifeboat. It is the RNLI's main slipway launched lifeboat but can also lie afloat. Features include a low-profile wheelhouse and a separate cabin behind the upper steering position. The propellers are protected by substantial bilge keels. The last Tyne was built in 1990 and the class will be gradually replaced by the Tamar class.
  
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