Lionel Lukin

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Lionel Lukin
Born(1742-05-18)18 May 1742
Died16 February 1834(1834-02-16) (aged 91)
Known forlifeboat

Lionel Lukin (18 May 1742 – 16 February 1834)[1][2] was a British inventor and lifeboat designer.[3]


  • Frederick Robus: Lionel Lukin of Dunmow: The Inventor of the Lifeboat. Robus Broth. 1925



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  1. ^ Edmund Burke, ed. (1835). Annual Register, 1834. London: Baldwin and Craddock... p. 213. Retrieved 24 November 2008.
  2. ^ Sylvanus Urban, ed. (1834). "Obituary - Lionel Lukin Esq". The Gentleman's Magazine. New Series. II (July to December ed.). pp. 653–654.
  3. ^ H. M. Chichester, R. C. Cox (2007). Lukin, Lionel (1742–1834). Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, online edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/17170 (subscription required)
  4. ^ Malster, Robert, ed. (2013). The Minute Books of the Suffolk Humane Society... and the world's first sailing lifeboat. Suffolk Records Society, vol. 56. Woodbridge: Boydell Press. ISBN 978-1-84383-805-0.