The Penzance self-righting RNLI lifeboat Elizabeth & Blanche II (1895) under sail just inside the harbour entrance.

The Penzance 36ft sail and pulling self-righting RNLI lifeboat Elizabeth & Blanche II (1895) under sail on port tack just inside Penzance harbour entrance. There are people on end of Albert Pier. The lifeboat crew are all in cork life jackets. It is relatively rough as the wash created by the bow slamming into the waves is fairly notable.

The Elizabeth and Blanche (1895) was stationed at Penzance between 1895 and 1899 before being transferred to Reserve. In that time it recorded launches to four ships and saved 34 lives. It was replaced by a non self-righting lifeboat of the same name.

Object Details

ID: G13995
Collection: Historic Photographs
Type: Glass plate negative
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Gibson & Sons of Scilly
Vessels: Elizabeth & Blanche II (1899)
Date made: 1899-1908; 1895 to 1899
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Gibson's of Scilly Shipwreck Collection
Measurements: Overall: 254 mm x 304 mm

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