Irish Lifeboats

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B Class (Atlantic 75) Lifeboats

Kinsale's old Atlantic 75 class boat “Miss Sally Anne (Baggy)”. Photo: RNLI/Kinsale

The Atlantic 75 is part of the B-class of lifeboats that served the shores of the United Kingdom and Ireland as part of the RNLI inshore fleet.

The Atlantic 75 is the second generation Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) in the B-class series, developed from the Atlantic 21. These boats gradually replaced the Atlantic 21 fleet, but are now in the process of being replaced by the third generation Atlantic 85 lifeboat.

One of the main improvements made to the Atlantic 75 is the addition of a ballast tank at the front of the boat which enables the boat to launch into larger surf than the Atlantic 21. The ballast when full, either of sea water or water from a hose, weighs the same as three fully-grown men. 


In the event of a capsize, a crew member activates a gas bottle to inflate the self-righting bag and the lifeboat turns upright in a few seconds.

Atlantic 75 Facts

Introduced: 1993

Length: 7.383m

Width: 2.65m

Load: 1.6 tonnes

Launch Type: Carriage, davit or floating boathouse

Fuel Capacity: 182 litres

Crew: 3

Range: 2.5 hours at maxium speed

Engines: 2 x Yamaha at 75hp each

Number
Name
Service History
Notes
B-700
Susan Peacock
Relief Fleet 1993 to 1996
Burnham-on-Crouch 1996 to 1997
Relief Fleet/Training boat 1997 to 2012
B-701
Gordon England
Relief 1994 to 2007
 
B-702
Manchester Unity of Oddfellows
Sheringham 1994-2007
Enniskillen (Lower) 2007 to 2012
Relief 2012 to 2013
(1)
B-703
Jason Logg
Flamborough 1994 to 2007
Enniskillen (Upper) 2007 to 2013
 
B-704
Enid Mary
Aberystwyth 1994 to 2007
Relief 2007 to 2011
(2)
B-705
Vera Skilton
Relief 1994 to 2007
Lough Derg 2007 to 2010
B-706
Blue Peter V
Portaferry 1994 to 2009
Relief 2009 to 2011
(2)
B-707
Mercurius
Criccieth 1994 to 2008
Loch Ness 2008 to 2011
Relief 2011 to 2015
(3)  
B-708
Bessie
Minehead 1994 to 2008
Baltimore 2008 to 2012
Relief 2012 to 2013
(4)
B-709
Lucy Beryl
Relief 1995 to 2011
(2)
B-710
Friendly Forrester II
Poole 1995 to 2008
Happisburgh 2008 to 2012
Relief 2012 to 2013
B-711
Helene
Bundoran 1995 to 2010
Relief 2010 to 2012
 
B-712
Betty Battle
Hayling Island 1995-2009
(5)
B-713
OEM Stone I
Relief 1995 to 2008
 
B-714
Spirit of Cumbria
Silloth 1995-2008
Relief 2008 to 2010
(6)
B715
Phyllis
Newquay 1995 to 2008
Relief 2008 to 2012  
(6)
B-716
Gordon Mote
Relief 1995 to 2007
Training boat (used in capsize training) 2007 to 2015
ILC 2015 to 2017
 
B-717
Daisy Aitken
Lough Swilly 1995 to 2008
Relief 2008 to 2010
(5)
B-718
Rotaract I
Relief 1995 to 2010
(5)
B-719
Percy Henry Patmore MBE MM
St Bees 1995 to 2010
(5)
B-720
Frederick Robertson
Kinghorn 1995 to 2009
Relief 2009 to 2012
B-721
Rock Light
New Brighton 1996 to 2010
(5)
B-722
Beatrice Dorothy
Relief 1996 to 2010
 
B-723
Walters Lifeboat
Relief 1996 to 2011
(2)  
B-724
Rotarian Dennis Cullen
Relief 1996 to 2014
(2)  
B-725
Spirit of Penarth
Penarth 1996 to 2010
Relief 2010 to 2013
(5)  
B-726
 Giles
Porthcawl 1996 to 2009
 
B-727
CDR & Mrs Rodney Wells
Rye Harbour 1996 to 2010
Relief 2010 to 2011
(5)
B-728
Dorothy Mary
Red Bay 1996 to 2010
Relief 2010 to 2012
Lough Ree 2012 to 2014
 
B-729
Rose West
Kilrush 1996 to 2011
Portishead Lifeboat Trust 2011 to 2013
(2)
B-730
CSMA-Frizell
Portsmouth 1996 to 2010
Relief 2010 to 2013
(2)
B-731
Dorothy Selina
Trearddur Bay 1997 to 2010
Relief fleet 2010 to 2014
 
B-732
Elizabeth Ann
Relief 1997 to 2011
 
B-733
Brandy Hole
Burnham-on-Crouch 1997 to 2011
Relief 2011 to 2013
Portishead Lifeboat Trust 2013 to 2015
Relief 2015 to 2015
 
B-734
Amy Constance
Relief 1997 to 2013
 
B-735
Donald and Ethel Macrae
Queensferry 1997 to 2011
Relief 2011 to 2015
B-736
Toshiba Wave Warrior
Relief 1997 to 2002
Gravesend 2002 to 2004
Relief 2004 too 2007
Weston-Super-Mare 2007 to 2008
Relief 2008 to 2010
Lough Derg 2010 to 2013
Relief 2013 to 2014
(2)
B-737
Thelma Glossop
Brighton 1997 to 2011
Loch Ness 2011 to 2013
Relief 2013
(2)
B-738
Dochas
Galway 1997 to 2010
Relief 2010 to 2011
 
B-739
Peggy Keith Learmond
Largs 1997 to 2011
(5)
B-740
Alexander Cattanach
Kyle of Lochalsh 1997 to 2011
Relief 2011 to 2014
B-741
Pearl of Dorset
Lyme Regis 1997 to 2012
Relief 2012 
(2) 
B-742
Douglas Paley
Appledore 1997 to 2012
Relief 2012 to 2015
(6)
B-743
Alex & Maime Preston
Tighnabruaich 1998 to 2012
(8)
B-744
Robert George Alexander
Clacton-on-Sea 1998 to 2012
(8)  
B-745
CSMA 75th Anniversary
Newbiggin 1998 to 2012
Relief 2012 to 2015
(6)
B-746
Phyl Clare 3
Weymouth 1998 to 2015
Relief 2015
 
B-747
Rockabill
Skerries 1998 to 2013
Lough Derg 2013 to 2015
Relief 2015 to 2016
(9)
B-748
Bickerstaff
Blackpool 1998 to 2013
Relief 2013 to 2017
(5)
B-749
DJS Haverhill
Hunstanton 1998 to 2011
Relief 2011 to 2012
(5)
B-750 
Leslie Tranmer
Southwold 1998 to 2013
Relief 2013 to 2017
(2)
B-751
Benjamin Dowing Fairbridge
Clifden 1999 to 2013
Enniskillen (Upper) 2013 to 2015
(6)
B-752 
Tanni Grey
Cardigan 1999 to 2013
 
B-753 
City of Bradford V
Relief 1999 to 2012
Baltimore 2012 to 2013
Helvic Head 2013 to 2014
Relief 2014 to 2016
(9)  
B-754
Pride of Sherwood
Relief 1999 to 2017
 
B-755
London's Anniversary 175
Relief 1999 to 2016
(2)
B-756
Eve Pank
Relief 1999 to 2005
St Helier 2005 to 2007
Falmouth 2007 to 2019
 
B-757
Miss Miriam and Miss Nellie Garbutt
Relief 1999 to 2016
(5)
B-758
Sandwell Lifeline
Aberdovey 1999 to 2016
 
B-759
Spirit of Clovelly
Clovelly 1999 to 2014
Portishead 2015 to  2015
Relief 2015 to 2018
(5)
B-760
Alice and Charles
Helvic Head 1999 to 2013
Baltimore 2013 to 2019
B-761
Dignity
West Mersea 2000 to 2014
Relief 2014 to 2015
 
B-762
Jack & Joyce Burcombe
Relief 2000 to 2004
Sunderland 2004 to 2007
Relief 2007 to 2017
 
B-763
Colin James Daniel
Atlantic College 2000 to 2013
Loch Ness 2013 to 2018
 
B-764
Oxford Town & Gown
Whitstable 2000 to 2014
Relief 2014 to 2016
 
B-765
Bob Turnbull
Ramsgate 2000 to 2014
Relief 2014 to 2015
 
B-766
BBC Radio Cleveland
Hartlepool 2000 to 2015
Relief 2015 to 2017
(7)
B-767 
Maritime Nation
Relief 2000 to 2014
Union Hall 2014 to 2017
 
B-768 
Blue Peter II
Beaumaris 2000 to 2010
Burry Port 2010 to 2014
Relief 2014 to 2016
 
B-769 
Coventry & Warwickshire
Weston-super-Mare 2001 to 2005
Plymouth 2005 to 2006
Relief 2006 to 2008
Weston-super-Mare 2008 to 2018
 
B-770 
The Boys Brigade
Arran (Lamlash) 2001 to 2014
Relief 2014 to 2019
 
B-771 
The Moray Dolphin
Kessock 2002 to 2013
Relief 2013 to 2014
(2)  
B-772
The Eric Rowse
St Catherine’s 2002 to 2010
Relief 2010 to 2014 
Lough Ree 31/07/14 to 02/11/19
 
B-773
Duckhams 2001
Relief 2001 to 2015
Carrybridge 2015 to 2017 
(4)
B-774
Braemar
Relief 2001 to 2015
Weymouth 2015 to date
 
B-775 
Millennium Forrester
 
B-776
Vic and Billie Whiffen
Southend-on-Sea 2001 to 2015
Blyth 2015 to 2019
 
B-777
Leicester Challenge II
Redcar 2001 to 2012
Relief 2012 to 2014
Burry Port 2014 to 2018
(6)
B-778
Joan Mary
Mablethorpe 2001 to 2015
Happisburgh 2015 to 2017
Relief 2017 to 2018
Training 2018 to date
 
B-779
Blue Peter I
Littlehampton 2002 to 2016
Relief 2016 to 2019
 
B-780
Patricia Jennings
Youghal 2002 to 2016
Relief 2016 to 2019
(10)  
B-781
Elsinore
Sligo Bay 2012 to 2015
Lough Derg 2015 to 2019
 
B-782
Miss Betty
Crosshaven 2002 to 2016
Relief 2016 to 2017
Stonehaven 2017 to 2019
 
B-783 
Dorothy and Katherine Barr II
St Abbs 2002 to 2015
Humber Boarding Boat (BB) 
2015 to date
 
B-784 
Victor "Danny" Lovelock
Lymington 2002 to 2015
Relief 2015 to 2018
 
B-785 
Fred Clarke
Littlestone-on-Sea 2002 to date
 
B-786
Seahorse IV
Great Yarmouth and Gorleston
2002 to 2018
(11)
B-787
Paul Alexander
Penlee 2002 to 2016
Relief 2016 to 2018
Weston-super-Mare 2018 to date
 
B-788
Pride of Leceister
Staithes and Runswick 2003 to 2016
Relief 2016 to 2018
 
B-789 
Sure and Steadfast
Harwich 2003 to 2018

 
B-790
Margaret Bench of Solihull
Abersoch 2002 to 2015
Relief 2015 to 2017
Union Hall 27/04/17 to date
 
B-791
Gladys Winifred Tiffney
Helensburgh 2003 to 2017
(10)
B-792
Joseph and Mary Hiley
Relief 2003 to 2008
Training 2008 to 2012
Enniskillen (Lower) 2012 to 2015
Relief 2015 to 2018
 
B-793
Alan and Margaret
Looe 2003 to 2016
Relief 2016 to 2018
Burry Port 2018 to 2019
 
B-794
Joan Bate
Salcombe 2003 to 2018 
Dart 2018 to 2019
ILC 2019
 
B-795 
Staines Whitfield
Burnham-on-Sea 2003 to 2019
 
B-796
Miss Sally Anne (Baggy)
Kinsale 2003 to 2018
Blyth 2019 to date
 
Lifeboats highlighted in GREEN are/were based at Irish Lifeboat stations. 
Lifeboats listed in YELLOW require further information. 

Notes

(1) On display at Sheringham Museum.

(2) Sold to the Finnish Lifeboat Society.

(3) On display at the National Maritime Museum, Falmouth.

(4) Sold to Hornsea Inshore Rescue.

(5) Sold to the Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue (ICE-SAR).

(6) Sold to the Royal Netherlands Sea Rescue Institution (KNRM).

(7) Sold to Haverigg Inshore Rescue.

(8) Sold to the Red Cross, Biscay.

(9) Sold to the Hellanic Rescue Team, Lesbos, Greece.

(10) Sold to Mersey & Rescue.

(11) Damaged beyond repair.

Last Updated 21/11/19