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Picture No:118
Courtesy of:Eric Streeton
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John William Dudley Lifeboat

I believe this is the 35ft self righter the John William Dudley, that was on station at Rye Harbour, between 1900 and 1916, and written on the back are the words, "Lifeboat at Rye Sussex". Although I cannot positively identify this craft, there is an almost identical picture in a local history book of the John William Dudley.
Eric Streeton
Picture Added on 04 April 2006.


This is a wonderful image because it shows the construction and layout of these lifeboats a century ago - also the amount of physical effort required to get them launched and retrieved, especially through heavy surf. Maybe we can find some of the modern equivalent to compare them.

Added by Mike Slavin on 06 April 2006.

If you found this interesting, have a look at the following groups of pictures.

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Rye Harbour Lifeboat Station

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