Tynemouth Lifeboat

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Tynemouth Lifeboat

Postby northeast » Sun May 13, 2012 9:11 pm

At her North Shields base on 11/08/2002.
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Re: Tynemouth Lifeboat

Postby Western Quay King » Mon May 14, 2012 9:33 pm

Quick early heads up for the Tynemouth Lifeboat Stations Open Day - 2012 - celebrating their 150th Anniversary - Sunday 22nd July 2012 - 10am-3pm
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Re: Tynemouth Lifeboat

Postby northeast » Tue May 15, 2012 5:02 am

Thanks for that info, is the one I photographed above still the current one there, and what is her name?
I am not up to date with lifeboat matters.
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Re: Tynemouth Lifeboat

Postby Western Quay King » Tue May 15, 2012 8:31 am

Yes George that is the current stations lifeboat - Spirit of Northumbria 17-20. Recently had new engines fitted and now has quite a turn of speed.

The station has its own web site @ http://www.tynemouth-lifeboat.org/ and is kept well up to date and well maintained.

This is what the site says about the Spirit of Northumbria:

Severn class lifeboat 17-20 Spirit of Northumberland.

Introduced in 1995, the Severn is the largest boat in the RNLI fleet. The sheerline sweeps down for ease of survivor recovery. Her propellers and rudders lie in partial tunnels set into the hull that, along with the two bilge keels, provide excellent protection from damage in shallow water.

In addition to her twin engines, the Severn is fitted with a hydraulic-powered bow thruster for improved manoeuvrability.

Comprehensive electronics include VHF and MF radios with DSC functionality, VHF direction finder, DGPS with electronic chart system and radar.

The Severn carries a Y boat, an inflatable daughter boat complete with a 15hp outboard engine. This small craft is used in moderate
conditions to access areas where the lifeboat cannot reach.

Comprehensive casualty care equipment includes stretchers, oxygen and entonox. Other equipment includes a portable salvage pump carried in a watertight container.

In return for their dedication and commitment, the RNLI makes a pledge to its volunteer crew that the rescue equipment is maintained to the highest standards and able to respond to emergencies at sea. The lifeboat refit process sees the entire craft stripped and rebuilt with any part found to be worn, torn or broken being repaired or replaced. The frequency of this process for all-weather lifeboats depends upon several criteria, including its hull material, whether it is kept afloat or housed and its class.

Spirit of Northumberland's original Caterpillar engines were replaced with new MTU engines during her 2010 refit as part of an evaluation being carried out by the RNLI to investigate the extension of the service life of the Severn Class lifeboats.

Date introduced: 1995
Displacement: 42 tonnes
Launch type: Afloat
Number in fleet: 44
Fuel capacity: 5,600 litres
Length: 17.3m
Crew: 7
Beam/width: 5.9m
Max speed: 25 knots
Draught/depth: 1.78m
Range/endurance: 250 nautical miles
Construction: Hull: fibre reinforced composite with single-skin section below the chine and 100mm thick foamcored sandwich above;
Deck and superstructure: 25mm foam-cored sandwich
Engines: 2 x MTU M94 series 2000 V10 marine diesel engines producing 1507hp (1124kW) at 1500rpm
Survivor capacity: Self-righting: 28, non self-righting: 124.
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Re: Tynemouth Lifeboat

Postby northeast » Wed May 16, 2012 7:17 pm

Many thanks for this extra expert info WQK.
Just back from 2 days on Merseyside, good to have so many messages to catch up with!
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Re: Tynemouth Lifeboat

Postby Western Quay King » Sun May 20, 2012 8:02 pm

Sunday - 20th May 2012 - The Tynemouthy Stations Lifeboat, RNLB Spirit of Northumbria returned to the Tyne from Amble where she had been undergoing repairs.
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Re: Tynemouth Lifeboat

Postby Whickham » Sun Jun 12, 2016 3:38 pm

SPIRIT OF NORTHUMBERLAND in Royal Quay Marina this afternoon 12/06/2016.

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Re: Tynemouth Lifeboat

Postby Whickham » Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:03 pm

SPIRIT OF NORTHUMBERLAND out for a run 31/07/2016.

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Re: Tynemouth Lifeboat

Postby Whickham » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:40 am

SPIRIT OF NORTHUMBERLAND outwards 05/08/2018.

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