Norfolk and Suffolk-class lifeboat
|Name:||Norfolk and Suffolk-class|
|Operators:||Royal National Lifeboat Institution|
|Length:||46 ft 6 in (14.17 m)|
|Beam:||12 ft 9 in (3.89 m)|
|Speed:||8 knots (9.2 mph)|
|Range:||~115 nautical miles (213 km)|
Norfolk and Suffolk-class lifeboats were lifeboats operated by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) from stations around the coasts of Great Britain and Ireland. They were able to operate further from shore and around the sandbanks common off East Anglia.
Norfolk and Suffolk class boats were designed to operate further from shore and specifically around East Anglia. Originally a pulling and sailing design, in 1906 Walton on the Naze's 43 foot RNLB James Stevens No. 14 (ON 432), built in 1900, was fitted with a 32 bhp petrol engine and served at the station until 1928. Originally, the engines in motor lifeboats were regarded as an auxiliary and they retained their full sailing rig. The conversion of James Stevens No. 14 was deemed a success and from 1921 to 1925 three further 46ft 6in boats were built new as motor lifeboats for service at East Anglian stations.
RNLB Alfred Corry (ON 353), built Gt Yarmouth 1893 is a 44 ft, non-self righting lifeboat. She is a pulling and sailing type Norfolk and Suffolk-class with two-masts and 16 oars.
|ON||Name||Built||Builder||In service||Principal Station||Disposal|
|432||James Stevens No.14||1900||Thames Ironworks, Blackwall||1900–1928||Walton and Frinton||sold June 1928|
|663|| John and Mary Meiklam Of Gladswood (1921)
Agnes Cross (1921–1952)
|1921||S.E.Saunders, Cowes|| 1921
| Great Yarmouth and Gorleston
|Sold October 1952|
|670|| H.F. Bailey (1923–1924)
John and Mary Meiklam of Gladswood (1924–1952)
|1923||J. Samuel White, Cowes|| 1923–1924
| Cromer No.1
Great Yarmouth and Gorleston
|Sold October 1952|
|691||Mary Scott||1925||J. Samuel White, Cowes|| 1925–1940
|Sold March 1953|
- "Restoration of James Steven No.14 Lifeboat - Frinton & Walton Heritage Trust". Essex Heritage Trust. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
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