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LOUIS MARCHESI OF ROUND TABLE lifeboat

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LOUIS MARCHESI OF ROUND TABLE lifeboat

Postby aukepalmhof » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:24 pm

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Built as a lifeboat by Bideford Shipyard Ltd. at Bideford, Devon, U.K. in 1975 for the RNLI.
Christened as the LOUIS MARCHESI OF ROUND TABLE (44-019) named after the founder of the Round Table in Great Britain, Louis Marchesi: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Marchesi
Displacement 19 ton. Dim. 13.67 x 3.86 x 1.27m.(draught)
Powered by two Ford Mermaid 595T 6-cyl. engines, 250 bhp., speed 15.4 knots.
The engines were within five years replaced by two Caterpillar D3208T V-8 engines, 250 bhp.
Range 190 miles.
Crew 5.
Building cost £395,000, the lifeboat was a gift from the National Association of Round Tables , Great Britain and Ireland.

She was one of the Waveney Class lifeboats:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waveney-c ... ew_Zealand

She was first stationed at Newhaven from 1977 to 1985 (289 launches, 134 lives saved), at Aurigny, (Alderney) from 1986 to 1994 than at Exmouth from 1994 to 1996.
Sold to New Zealand, and shipped by a P&O Nedlloyd vessel free of charge from the U.K. After arrival Auckland based at Waiheke Island and used by the Waiheke Volunteer Coastguard, renamed in P&O NEDLLOYD RESCUE. In service there from April 1999 till 24 March 2006.
04 May sold to Peter Goodmanson at Whangarei and used as a leisure/houseboat.
20 September 2010 sold to Armin Ziegler, Auckland and used as a pleasure boat.
2018 So far I can find is he still the owner.

Source: various internet sites.
Alderney 1983 20p sgA12e, scott 46
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