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The former Longhope lifeboat T. G. B ON962, seen here leaving Littlehampton

The former Longhope lifeboat T. G. B ON962, seen here leaving Littlehampton


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The former Longhope lifeboat T. G. B ON962, seen here leaving Littlehampton

The former Longhope lifeboat T.G.B ON962, seen here leaving Littlehampton, Sussexs after being repaired follow the capsizing of the vessel and the death of its crew whilst attempting to reach the Liberian cargo ship Irene which had been caught in a storm and needed assistance. The lifeboat was redeployed to Arranmore following its repair and refit. 1st August 1970

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Daily Mirror
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Littlehampton
England

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Emergency Services Harbour Lifeboat Lifeboats Rnli Seventies 1970


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This print captures a significant moment in maritime history. The former Longhope lifeboat T. G. B ON962 is seen here leaving the harbor of Littlehampton, Sussex, after undergoing extensive repairs. This brave vessel suffered a tragic capsizing incident while attempting to reach the Liberian cargo ship Irene during a treacherous storm. Sadly, its crew lost their lives in this valiant rescue mission. Following its repair and refit, the resilient lifeboat was redeployed to Arranmore, where it continued its noble duty of saving lives at sea. The date etched on this photograph reminds us that it was on the 1st of August 1970 when this historic chapter unfolded. The image evokes a sense of admiration for those who risked everything to assist others in times of peril. It serves as a poignant reminder of the dedication and bravery exhibited by emergency services personnel throughout history. As we gaze upon this snapshot from the past, we are transported back to an era characterized by shipping and transport advancements. The presence of other vessels surrounding the departing lifeboat adds depth and context to this powerful scene. This print from Memory Lane Prints not only commemorates an important event but also pays homage to all lifeboats and their crews who selflessly navigate dangerous waters with one goal: saving lives at sea.

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