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James Stevens No.14 Lifeboat

Introduction

The history of Walton-on-the-Naze's second Royal National Lifeboat Institution lifeboat, James Stevens No.14.

The restoration of the world's oldest motorised lifeboat to seagoing condition by Frinton & Walton Heritage Trust at Walton, Essex.

The launching and future use of James Stevens No.14.

 

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Bow Pudding/Fender of restored James Stevens No.14 lifeboat

There has been an enormous volunteer input into the restoration of James Stevens No.14.  The rope bow pudding/fender was made by Mr Banks of Thorpe-le-Soken under the guidance of Des Pawson of the Museum of Knots & Sailors Ropework in Ipswich. 

The bow pudding would have acted like a fender and stopped the lifeboat damaging other boats whilst undertaking rescues in appalling weather conditions.  It would also have stopped other boats damaging it. The bow pudding is about two metres long and is tapered both ends.  It weighs about 30 kilos (78 lbs). 

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James Stevens no.14 at the October MHE 2008 event

James Stevens no.14

James Stevens no.14 at the October MHE 2008 event

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W Hammond's RNLI Certificate

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Walton Maritime Museum Volunteers with the James Stephens No.14 in October 2008

Walton Maritime Museum Volunteers

Walton Maritime Museum Volunteers with the James Stephens No.14 in October 2008