Teesmouth Lifeboat 16/11/1966

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Teesmouth Lifeboat 16/11/1966

Postby northeast » Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:42 am

Chatting to my brother last night, he mentioned that it was the 52nd anniversary of losing coxswain Billy Carter overside, he remembers it because he was there!
From the TLB website:
November 16th. 1966.
Launched on service to oilrig "Neptune 1" in need of assistance 8 miles NNE of Scarborough in company with Scarborough lifeboat. Whilst dealing with the 30 feet breaking seas and hurricane force North West winds in darkness, Coxswain Bill Carter was washed overboard attempting to make a position fix off Whitby. He was safely recovered and the lifeboat continued on its mission and remained at sea for 15 hours to give assistance to the 49 souls on the oil platform. The coxswain and crew were awarded the RNLI framed letter of thanks for the arduous service.
Cheers, George
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