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Launches of the Lowestoft Lifeboat

under JOHN MEWSE as Coxswain


These events are recorded in "The Story of Lowestoft Lifeboats, parts 1 (1801 - 1876) and 2 (1877 - 1924)", published by the Port of Lowestoft Research Society, to whom many thanks both for the research and permission to publish this extract. Part 1, priced at 2.50 post free and Part 2, at 6.00 post free may be obtained from the Treasurer, 2 The Gardens, Carleton Colville, Lowestoft N33 8LQ. Cheques should be in sterling and payable to PLRS.

Both books are recommended as a great read!



Postcard of 1902

DateName of vesselName of lifeboatnumber saved
30 Mar 1901Schooner ELIZABETH of LondonStock Exchange.
15 May 1901ss MARTHA of Danzig (North Beach)Stock Exchange.
14 Nov 1901ketch CLARENCE of BridgewaterSamuel Plimsoll.
4 Nov 1902Drifter DEFENDER (LT701) South BeachSamuel Plimsoll.
5 Nov 1902unknown vesselSamuel Plimsoll.
26 Nov 1902Sloop PILOT North RoadsSamuel Plimsoll.
4 Aug 1903Pilot BoatStock Exchange.
28 Nov 1903FlaresStock Exchange.
7 Dec 1903smack SALUTS Ness PointStock Exchange.
25 Mar 1904trawler FROBISHER (YH1029) BarnardStock Exchange.
28 Mar 1904smack INDUSTRY (LT394) NewcombeStock Exchange

5

29 Mar 1904smack INDUSTRY (LT394) NewcombeStock Exchange

saved vessel

1 Sep 1904Trawler PAULA BERTHA of Ostend, HolmSamuel Plimsoll

6 plus vessel

30 Oct 1904ss TEES - no detailsSamuel Plimsoll.
9 Nov 1904Barge TINTARA of LondonSamuel Plimsoll

Stood by

30 Dec 1904schooner NANCY of Goole HolmSamuel Plimsoll

Assisted

30 Dec 1904lugger MERCURIUS of HollandSamuel Plimsoll.
15 Jan 1905brig CELERITY of Lowestoft, Corton RoadsSamuel Plimsoll.
14 Mar 1905unknown vesselSamuel Plimsoll.
21 Mar 1905unknown vesselSamuel Plimsoll.
19 Apr 1905ss SPRING of Christiana NewcomeSamuel Plimsoll

Assisted

9 Sept 1905smack MAUD (LT126) of Lowestoft off PakefieldStock Exchange

Assisted

24 Sept 1905smack LILY MAUD (LT501) South BeachStock Exchange

Assisted

11 Nov 1905small boatKentwell.
18 Nov 1905fb MAGGIE MAY (BF603) South BeachKentwell.
23 Nov 1905smack NEW BOY (LT12) South BeachKentwell

5

12 Jan 1906ChallengerKentwell

assembly

12 Jan 1906smack SWEET HOPE (LT157) North BeachKentwell

assembly

20 May 1906cutter THEMIS of London Corton SandKentwell

saved vessel and 4 lives

29 Jun 1906shrimper RELIANCEStock Exchange.
3rd July 1906SEA BIRD - no detailsStock Exchange.
5 Nov 1906st LORD ROBERTS of Hull, HolmStock Exchange

stood by

15 Nov 1906unknown vesselStock Exchange.
23 Jan 1907smack NANCY (LT41) South PierStock Exchange

Stood by

13 Apr 1907schooner CALEDONIA of Faversham, NewcomeStock Exchange

3

9 Jan 1908brig CELERITY of Lowestoft, North BeachKentwell.
10 Jan 1908Schooner JANET of Caernarvon, NewcomeKentwell

assisted

22 Feb 1908Smack ARIZONA (LT297) South RoadsKentwell

stood by

20 Jul 1908Smack INTEGRITY (LT930) HolmStock Exchange

saved vessel and 6 lives

15 Aug 1908RUBY - no detailsStock Exchange.
21 Oct 1908ss BOW, NewcomeStock Exchange

stood by

22 Oct 1908ss MEITZING of Danzig, NewcomeStock Exchange

stood by

7 Nov 1908 drifter FAITHFUL (INS262) North BeachStock Exchange

stood by

8 Jan 1909ss PITTAN of RussiaStock Exchange.
16 Mar 1909ss MARJORIE of GooleKentwell.
27 May 1909smack MAJESTIC (LT43) South BeachKentwell

5

2 Junsmack MARJORIE (LT239) no detailsKentwell.
2 Aug 1909Longshore boatsStock Exchange

stood by

4 Sep 1909ss LONGWOOD of GlasgowStock Exchange

stood by

13 Oct 1909Lugger CELTIC of Kirkaldy, NewcomeStock Exchange.
29 Oct 1909NEPTUNE of Mariehamn, no detailsStock Exchange.
23 Dec 1909ss MERCURY of DundeeStock Exchange

stood by

1 Apr 1910unknown schooner - no detailsKentwell.
22 Aug 1910smack YOUNG HARRY (LT288) HolmKentwell

stood by

12 Jan 1911barge PIONEER of Rochester, CortonKentwell.

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