Donaghadee https://www.irishlifeboats.com/apps/photos/ Donaghadee Saxon Trent Class lifeboat 14-36 Saxon built in 2002 was the last Trent Class Lifeboat allocated to an Irish Lifeboat station Photo : Pat Nolan https://www.irishlifeboats.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=133237459 133237459 Donaghadee The lifeboat station is located on the quayside. Crew facilities at the station were upgraded in 1998. Photo : Pat Nolan https://www.irishlifeboats.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=147713170 147713170 Saxon Photo : Pat Nolan https://www.irishlifeboats.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=133237460 133237460 Sir Samuel Kelly Watson class Sir Samuel Kelly served as Donaghadee lifeboat between 1950 and 1976. This lifeboat is now under restoration in the car park next to the lifeboat station. Photo : Pat Nolan https://www.irishlifeboats.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=147713171 147713171 Saxon Photo : Pat Nolan https://www.irishlifeboats.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=133237461 133237461 Donaghadee Photo : Pat Nolan https://www.irishlifeboats.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=133237462 133237462 Saxon Donaghadee lifeboat 14-36 Saxon alongside at Donaghadee harbour on Monday November 12th 2012. Photo: Pat Nolan https://www.irishlifeboats.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=169779233 169779233 Saxon Donaghadee lifeboat 14-36 Saxon alongside at Donaghadee harbour on Monday November 12th 2012. Photo: Pat Nolan https://www.irishlifeboats.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=169779234 169779234 Saxon Donaghadee lifeboat 14-36 Saxon alongside at Donaghadee harbour on Monday November 12th 2012. Photo: Pat Nolan https://www.irishlifeboats.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=169779435 169779435 Saxon Donaghadee lifeboat 14-36 Saxon alongside at Donaghadee harbour on Monday November 12th 2012. Photo: Pat Nolan https://www.irishlifeboats.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=169779436 169779436 Saxon Donaghadee lifeboat 14-36 Saxon alongside at Donaghadee harbour on Monday November 12th 2012. Photo: Pat Nolan https://www.irishlifeboats.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=169779437 169779437 Saxon Donaghadee lifeboat 14-36 Saxon alongside at Donaghadee harbour on Monday November 12th 2012. Photo: Pat Nolan https://www.irishlifeboats.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=169779438 169779438 Donaghadee RNLI rescues stricken vessel RNLI volunteers aboard Donaghadee?s All-Weather Lifeboat, Saxon, sped to the rescue of a stricken vessel as darkness fell on Friday evening (12/06/15). The 10-metre craft, with a crew of one, developed engine trouble on a passage to Westport in Co Mayo and was adrift in the busy sea lanes at the mouth of Belfast Lough. The Donaghadee lifeboat Saxon launched at the request of the Coastguard at 10.15pm and conducted a search in the gathering gloom one mile north of the Copeland Islands until the vessel was located. In light sea conditions a member of the RNLI crew boarded the vessel to assist with repairs and the Lifeboat then escorted it to the safety of Bangor Marina. Saxon was back on station and stood down shortly after midnight. Photo: RNLI/Donaghadee https://www.irishlifeboats.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=198810817 198810817