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History of the Plymouth Lifeboats

Two Centuries of Courage



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A History of the Plymouth Lifeboats: Two Centuries of Courage by Alan Salsbury
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Visitors to Plymouth are magnetically drawn towards the maritime heritage of this great port. Here, among the historic waterfronts and side streets, one can almost sense the presence of Hawkins, Gilbert and Raleigh, together with the city's most famous son, Sir Francis Drake. The unsung heroes of Plymouth's seafaring story are undoubtedly, however, the men and women of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. From the launch of Plymouth's first RNLI lifeboat, the 34 ft open boat Prince Consort, which was placed on station in 1862, this unique book traces the history of the boats, crews and rescues of those who followed in her wake, along with a comprehensive history of the city's station down through the decades.

Author Biography

Alan Salsbury, the author, is a Devonian, descended from a long line of Brixham master mariners, trawler owners and fishermen. He has always enjoyed a leisure-time association with the sea and serves as Secertary of the Brixham Yacht Club.
Release date NZ
June 30th, 2003
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
150+ illustrations
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