RNLI - Barmouth Lifeboat Station

The Princess of Wales naming Ceremony
Thursday 25th November 1982

The images are copies from an original program kindly donated to the lifeboat station by Marlene and Chris Holt who lived in Dolgellau in the 1980's
and with who's kind permission it is shown here.

RNLB "The Princess of Wales" 37-38.

The "Princess of Wales" was built in 1981 at William Osbornes of Littlehampton. At the time of building her cost was £239,197 and her displacement was 13.6 tons. She was powered by twin 52hp Ford Mermaid Melody diesel engines, had a maximum speed of 8 knots and a range of 180 nautical miles. The Rother class was the first lifeboat at Barmouth to incorporate Radar which was fitted to the aft end of the wheelhouse. Some photographs of this ceremony can be seen on our History page

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