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1106 Keith Anderson (52 ft Arun Class)
Provided by Mrs Esme Anderson in memory of her husband
Keith Malcolm Graham Anderson
The Arun Class Keith Anderson on exercise off Newhaven    The Arun Class Keith Anderson seen from a passage lifeboat off Newhaven   The Arun Class Keith Anderson leaving Poole for the last time having been sold out of the service   The Arun Class Keith Anderson being loaded onto a container ship to go to China where she will serve as a Naval Patrol Boat
1985 - 1999 517 119 395,000
  Relief Lifeboats 1985 - 1999 51 12  
1045 Louis Marchesi of Round Table (44 ft Waveney Class)
Gift from the National Association of Round Tables Great Britain and Ireland
The Waveney Class Louis Marchesi on exercise off Newhaven    The Waveney Class Louis Marchesi on exercise off Newhaven   The Waveney Class Louis Marchesi on exercise with Brighton Lifeboat  
The Waveney Class Louis Marchesi off Broadstairs on her final journey after being sold out of the RNLI  The Waveney Class Louis Marchesi at Tilbury being lifted onto a container ship to go to Waiheke Island to join the New Zealand Coast Guard
1977 - 1985 288 134 150,000
  Relief Lifeboats 1977 - 1985 39 12  
950 Kathleen Mary (47 ft Watson Class)
Gift of an anonymous donor in memory of Kathleen Mary Haddock and RNLI funds
The Kathleen Mary on exercise   The Kathleen Mary on service   The Kathleen Mary about to be re-housed   The Kathleen Mary being positioned using veering lines and boathooks for re-housing
1959 - 1977 245 123 34,500
  Relief Lifeboats 1959 - 1977 24 9  
730 Cecil & Lilian Philpott (45 ft 6 in Watson Class)
Provided by legacy of Mrs Lilian Philpott of London
The launch of the Cecil and Lilian Philpott after her naming by HRH Prince George in 1931   The Cecil and Lilian Philpott with a casualty in tow   The Cecil and Lilian Philpott returning from a service
1930 - 1959 154 99 7,982
  Relief Lifeboats 1930 - 1959 14 4  
628 Sir Fitzroy Clayton (38 ft self-righter)
Provided from RNLI funds and named after Lt. Col. Sir Fitzroy Clayton KCVO former Chairman of the RNLI and member of the Committee of Management for over 40 years
The Sir Fitzroy Clayton was always launched stern first which was a very unusual arrangement   The Sir Fitzroy Clayton was a 38 ft self-righting motor lifeboat
1912 - 1930 66 108 3,081
407 Michael Henry (37 ft self-righter now motorised)
Gift from the Jewish Scholars Lifeboat Fund
The Michael Henry after she had a motor fitted in 1906
1906 - 1912 23 89 728
  Relief Lifeboats 1906 - 1912 5 -  
  Temporary Lifeboats
including the former Folkstone Lifeboat J McConnel Hussey which was the first RNLI lifeboat to be motorised and was put on trial at Newhaven and was so successful it prompted the fitting of a motor to the Michael Henry
1904 - 1906 6 33  
407 Michael Henry (37 ft self-righter)
Gift from the Jewish Scholars Lifeboat Fund
This model of the Michael Henry III is in the Maritime Museum at Greenwich
1897 - 1905 16 16 728
211 Michael Henry (37 ft self-righter)
Gift from the Jewish Scholars Lifeboat Fund
The Michael Henry in 1894
1881 - 1897 30 24 430
  Michael Henry (37 ft self-righter)
Gift from a fund collected by Jewish boys and girls throughout the UK
1877 - 1881 5 7 392
  Thomas Chapman (33 ft self-righter)
Gift from an anonymous lady
Re-named Elizabeth Boys in 1870 following a legacy from the late Thomas Boys of Hove
1867 - 1877 10 26 290
  Thomas Chapman (35 ft self-righter)
Provided from RNLI funds and named after the Deputy Chairman
1863 - 1867 2 5 200
  Friend in Need (29 ft self-righter)
Gift from the Shipwrecked Fishermen and Mariners Royal Benevolent Society
This model is of a lifeboat of the same design as the Friend in Need
1852 - 1863 6 9 129
  Totals prior to the current boat   1,501 829  
  Records prior to this date are sketchy but previous boats included :

First ever lifeboat ordered by the RNLI (1825)

Adeline (1807) an award winning self-righting boat designed by Christopher Wilson
Drawings of Wilson's lifeboat

A William Greathead designed "Original" lifeboat (1803)
Drawing of a lifeboat of Greathead's design