from our historian Les Bridgewater
The Twentieth Century was not very kind to the R.N.L.I. , it saw the loss of 16 lifeboats. 13 were lost on a shout the other 3 by enemy action.
|1900||421||James Stevens No4||Padstow|
|1903||436||James Stevens No12||Mumbles|
|1916||524||William & Emma||Salcombe|
|1928||661||Mary Stanford||Rye Harbour|
|1939||743||Joseph Sara & Eliza Styche||St Ives|
|1940||783||Vicountess Wakefield||Hythe (Dunkirk)|
|1969||806||Rachel & Mary Evans||Weston Super Mare|
Destroyed by enemy action were
|1940||842||Millie Walton||Bombed in boatyard|
|1940||843||Charles Henley Ashley||Bombed in boatyard|
|1940||625||William Henry Wilkinson||Bombed St Helier|
In 1940 the Royal Navy captured a Belgian and French lifeboat. They were given to the RNLI and used until the end of the war when they were returned to their home Countries.