Medina-class lifeboat

David Stogden MBE (MRI 42), originally RNLB ON 1091
Class overview
Operators: Royal National Lifeboat Institution
General characteristics
Length: 39 ft 6 in (12.04 m)
Beam: 14 ft 5 in (4.39 m)
Propulsion: various
Speed: 28 knots (32 mph)
Complement: 4

The Medina-class lifeboat was a prototype Rigid Inflatable Boat that was considered by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution of the United Kingdom and Ireland in 1980s. It was based on the design of the B-class (Atlantic 21) lifeboats.[1][2]

The first two boats were funded by The Romsey Trust after an appeal from Lord Mountbatten in 1979. The third boat was funded by the RNLI.[2]

Medina-class lifeboat MRI42 (and Barnett-class lifeboat Ramsay Dyce) at Glasson Dock


ON[lower-alpha 1] Name Built Trialled at Engines Comments
1069 Mountbatten of Burma 1980 Brighton
212 hp Sabre engines
300 hp Perkins engines (re-engined 2010)
Sold 1989. Renamed Swanage Diver
Sold 2013
1072 Countess Mountbatten of Burma 1981 Redcar
330 hp Caterpiller engines Sold 1989. Renamed Cheetah
1091 (Unnamed) 1984 RNLI Depot, Poole 285 hp Caterpiller engines Sold 1989. At various times, named Fury III and Mountbatten Venturer.
Sold 2000. Renamed David Stogden MBE (MRI 42)
  1. ON is the RNLI's Official Number of the boat.


  1. "Redcar's Lifeboats". Redcar Lifeboat. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  2. 1 2 "Medina Class Lifeboats".
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