Atlantic 75-class lifeboat

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Atlantic 75 class lifeboat)
Jump to: navigation, search
RNLI Atlantic 75 - Leigh-on-Sea Lifeboat B-776
Atlantic 75 - Leigh-on-Sea Lifeboat B-776
Class overview
Name: Atlantic 75
Builders: Inshore Lifeboat Centre, Cowes
Operators: RNLI FLAG.png Royal National Lifeboat Institution
Preceded by: Atlantic 21
Succeeded by: Atlantic 85
In service: 1993–
Completed: 97
General characteristics
Displacement: 1.6 tonnes
Length: 7.38 m (24.2 ft)
Beam: 2.65 m (8.7 ft)
Draught: 0.41 m (1.3 ft)
Propulsion: 2 × Evinrude 2-stroke outboard engines, 70 hp (52 kW) or 2 × Yamaha 75 hp (56 kW) engines
Speed: 32 knots (37 mph; 59 km/h) (although speeds of 35+ kts have been recorded unofficially with the Yamaha engines)
Endurance: 2.5 hours
Capacity: 23
Complement: 3

The Atlantic 75 is part of the B Class of lifeboats that serve the shores of the United Kingdom as a 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 These boats gradually replaced the Atlantic 21 fleet, but have now been superseded by the new Atlantic 85 lifeboat.

Description[edit]

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.

Fleet[edit]

Atlantic 75 B-704 during a demonstration in 2009
Atlantic 75 B-713 alongside Atlantic 21 B-526 in 2005
Atlantic 75 B-734 at the Bristol Harbour Festival in 2008
Atlantic 75 B-736 off Anchor Head, Weston-super-Mare in 2007
Atlantic 75 B-776 at Southend-on-Sea in 2009
Atlantic 75 B-777 launching in Redcar in 2006
Op. No. Name In service Principal Station Comments
B-700 Susan Peacock 1994–2012 Prototype Atlantic 75
Now named Vixen with Poole Harbour Commission
B-701 Gordon England 1994– Relief fleet
B-702 Manchester Unity of Oddfellows 1994–2007
2007–
Sheringham
Enniskillen
First Atlantic 75 to be officially placed on service
B-703 Jason Logg 1994–2007
2007–
Flamborough
Enniskillen
B-704 Enid Mary 1994–2007
2007–
Aberystwyth
Relief fleet
B-705 Vera Skilton 1994–2007
2007–
Relief fleet
Lough Derg
B-706 Blue Peter V 1994–2009
2009–
Portaferry
Relief fleet
B-707 Mercurious 1994–2008
2008–
Criccieth
Loch Ness
B-708 Bessie 1994–2008
2008–
Minehead
Baltimore
B-709 Lucy Beryl 1995– Relief fleet
B-710 Friendly Forrester II 1995–2008
2008–
Poole
Happisburgh
B-711 Helene 1995–2010
2010–
Bundoran
Relief fleet
B-712 Betty Battle 1995–2010 Hayling Island Now with ICE-SAR
B-713 OEM Stone I 1995–2008 Relief fleet Now with Dorset Police (P003)
B-714 Spirit of Cumbria 1995–2010
2010–2012
Silloth
Relief fleet
Now with KNRM
B-715 Phyllis 1995–2008
2008–
Newquay
Relief fleet
B-716 Gordon Mote 1995–2007
2007–
Relief fleet
RNLI College
Capsize Training boat at RNLI Lifeboat College
B-717 Daisy Aitken 1995–2008
2008–2010
Lough Swilly
Relief fleet
Now at Skagastrond with ICE-SAR
B-718 Rotaract I 1995–2010 Relief fleet Now with ICE-SAR
B-719 Percy Henry Patmore MBE MM 1995–2010 St Bees Now with ICE-SAR
B-720 Frederick Robertson 1995–2010
2010–
Kinghorn
RNLI College
B-721 Rock Light 1996–2010 New Brighton Now at Keflavik with ICE-SAR
B-722 Beatrice Dorothy 1996–2010 Relief fleet Now with Dorset Police (P006)
B-723 Walters Lifeboat 1996– Relief fleet
B-724 Rotarian Dennis Cullen 1996– Relief fleet
B-725 Spirit of Penarth 1996–2010
2010–
Penarth
Relief fleet
B-726 Giles 1996–2009 Porthcawl Now with Dorset Police (P004)
B-727 CDR & Mrs Rodney Wells 1996–2010
2010–
Rye Harbour
Relief fleet
B-728 Dorothy Mary 1996–2011
2011–
Red Bay
Relief fleet
B-729 Rose West 1996–2010
2010–2013
2013–
Kilrush
Portishead LBT
Relief fleet
B-730 CSMA-Frizell 1996–2010
2010–
Portsmouth
Relief fleet
B-731 Dorothy Selina 1997–2010
2010–
Trearddur Bay
Relief fleet
B-732 Elizabeth Ann 1997–2011 Relief fleet Now with Dorset Police (P005)
B-733 Brandy Hole 1997–2011
2011–2013
2013–
Burnham-on-Crouch
Relief fleet
Portishead LBT
B-734 Amy Constance 1997– Relief fleet
B-735 Donald and Ethel Macrae 1997–2011
2011–
Queensferry
Relief fleet
B-736 Toshiba Wave Warrior 1997– Relief fleet
B-737 Thelma Glossop 1997–2011
2011–
Brighton
Relief fleet
B-738 Dochas 1997–2010
2010–2011
Galway
Relief fleet
Reported scrapped
B-739 Peggy Keith Learmond 1997–2011 Largs Now with ICE-SAR
B-740 Alexander Cattanach 1997–2011
2011–
Kyle of Lochalsh
Relief fleet
B-741 Pearl of Dorset 1997–2012
2012–
Lyme Regis
Relief fleet
B-742 Douglas Paley 1997–2012
2012–
Appledore
Happisburgh
B-743 Alex & Maime Preston 1998– Tighnabruaich Now on service with Red Cross in Biscay , Basque Country


B-744 Robert George Alexander 1998– Clacton-on-Sea Now on service with Red Cross in Biscay , Basque Country
B-745 CSMA 75th Anniversary 1998– Newbiggin
B-746 Phyl Clare 3 1998– Weymouth
B-747 Rockabill 1998– Skerries
B-748 Bickerstaffe 1998–2013
2013–
Blackpool
Relief fleet
B-749 D J S Haverhill 1998–2011
2011–2012
Hunstanton
Relief fleet
Now with ICE-SAR Reykjavik
B-750 Leslie Tranmer 1998–2013 Southwold
B-751 Benjamin Dowing Fairbridge 1999– Clifden
B-752 Tanni Grey 1999– Cardigan
B-753 City of Bradford V 1999–2012
2012–
Relief fleet
Baltimore
B-754 Pride of Sherwood 1999– Relief fleet[1]
B-755 London's Anniversary 175 1999– Relief fleet[2]
B-756 Eve Pank 1999–2005
2005–2007
2007–
Relief fleet
St Helier
Falmouth
B-757 Miss Miriam and Miss Nellie Garbutt 1999– Relief fleet
B-758 Sandwell Lifeline 1999– Aberdovey
B-759 Spirit of Clovelly 1999– Clovelly
B-760 Alice and Charles 1999– Helvick Head
B-761 Dignity 2000– West Mersea
B-762 Jack & Joyce Burcombe 2000–2004
2004–2007
2007–
Relief fleet
Sunderland
Relief fleet
B-763 Colin James Daniel 2000– Atlantic College
B-764 Oxford Town & Gown 2000– Whitstable
Whitstable Lifeboat Oxford Town and Gown B-764 6 June 2010.jpg
B-765 Bob Turnbull 2000– Ramsgate
B-766 BBC Radio Cleveland 2000– Hartlepool
B-767 Maritime Nation 2000– Relief fleet
B-768 Blue Peter II 2000–2010
2010–
Beaumaris
Burry Port[3]
B-769 Coventry & Warwickshire 2000– Weston-super-Mare
B-770 The Boys Brigade 2001– Arran (Lamlash)
B-771 The Moray Dolphin 2002– Kessock
B-772 The Eric Rowse 2002–2010
2010–
St Catherine’s
Relief fleet
B-773 Duckhams 2001 2002– Relief fleet[4]
B-774 Braemar 2002– Relief fleet
B-775 Millennium Forrester 2001–2004
2001–
Relief fleet
Plymouth[5]
B-776 Vic and Billie Whiffen 2001– Southend-on-Sea
B-777 Leicester Challenge II 2001–2012
2012–
Redcar
Relief fleet
B-778 Joan Mary 2001– Mablethorpe
B-779 Blue Peter I 2002– Littlehampton
B-780 Patricia Jennings 2002– Youghal
B-781 Elsinore 2002– Sligo Bay
B-782 Miss Betty 2002– Crosshaven
B-783 Dorothy and Katherine Barr II 2002– St Abbs
B-784 Victor "Danny" Lovelock 2002– Lymington
B-785 Fred Clarke 2002– Littlestone-on-Sea
B-786 Seahorse IV 2002– Great Yarmouth and Gorleston
B-787 Paul Alexander 2002– Penlee
B-788 Pride of Leicester 2003– Staithes and Runswick
B-789 Sure and Steadfast 2003– Harwich
B-790 Margaret Bench of Solihull 2002– Abersoch
B-791 Gladys Winifred Tiffney 2003– Helensburgh
B-792 Joseph and Mary Hiley 2003– Relief fleet
B-793 Alan and margaret 2003– Looe
B-794 Joan Bate 2003– Salcombe
B-795 Staines Whitfield 2003– Burnham-on-Sea
B-796 Miss Sally Anne (Baggy) 2003– Kinsale

References[edit]

  1. ^ "B-754 The Pride of Sherwood". RNLI Nottinghamshire. 
  2. ^ "Relief Lifeboat Arrives.". Clacton Lifeboat. 
  3. ^ "Burry Port’s Atlantic 75 Blue Peter II on Station". RNLI. 
  4. ^ "Duckhams new RNLI lifeboat". New Car Net. 
  5. ^ "Station History". Plymouth Lifeboat Station. Retrieved 27 January 2013. 

External links[edit]