Ex lifeboat-“Gertrude”

According to the ‘Lifeboat Enthusiasts Handbook’ ON847 “Gertrude” was a 46′ Watson class lifeboat, built in 1945.

She saw service at the following stations:

Holy Island: 46-68

Exmouth: 68-70

Sheerness: 70-74

Relief: 74-80

Fowey: 80-81

Fowey was her last posting, before she retired in 1981. She has been in private ownership in Mevagissey ever since.

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