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Lifeboats of the Humber: Two Centuries of Gallantry

Lifeboats of the Humber: Two Centuries of Gallantry (Paperback)

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The Humber lifeboat station is unique. It is manned by a full-time paid crew who live, with their wives and families, on the isolated Spurn peninsula in Yorkshire, ready to put out immediately to help seafarers in distress. In 2010 Humber lifeboat celebrated 200 years of service. Founded in 1810 by Trinity House of Kingston-upon-Hull, the station was taken over by the RNLI in 1911, and has since become one of the most famous in the British Isles. Some of the most daring, courageous and famous rescues in the history of the lifeboat service have been carried out by the Humber lifeboat and its brave crews, and two gold medals have been awarded by the RNLI to Humber Coxswains. This new history of the station covers the two centuries of life-saving at Spurn Point, with details of the lifeboats, all of the dramatic rescues, and the crews, whose life on this isolated peninsula has shaped the station's operation.

TransportShips & shipping: general interest Publisher: Amberley Publishing Publication Date: 01/06/2010 ISBN-13: 9781848688759  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Currently unavailable. Foyles can order for despatch to customer when the publisher is re-supplied on 01/01/2020.  

Nicholas Leach is editor of the international shipping magazine Ships Monthly and an acknowledged expert on lifeboats and the author of many books and articles on the lifeboat service in the United Kingdom and Ireland. He has written extensively about the subject, including a number of books for Amberley. He has visited every RNLI lifeboat station and his photographs have appeared in a wide range of magazines, books and other publications. He is Editor of the international shipping magazine Ships Monthly, and read History and Politics at the University of Manchester. He lives in Lichfield, Staffordshire, and travels extensively in pursuit of the latest lifeboats.

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