Eastbourne Lifeboat Diamond Jubilee 

RNLI Lifeboat demonstration photos

These photos were all taken at the RNLI Lifeboat demonstration at the Eastbourne Lammas Festival on the 31st of July 2016. Most are of the Tamar class lifeboat RNLB Diamond Jubilee RNLI 16-23, but some are of the smaller ILB's (Inshore Life Boat) that were also part of the demonstration and the lifeboat crew. The Eastbourne Lammas festival this year was raising money for the RNLI, a very worthy cause who have saved me a couple of times as a very stupid teenager!!!

Tamar class statistics:

Date introduced: 2005 - Launch type: Slipway or afloat - Number in fleet: 16 at stations plus 4 in the relief fleet

Crew: 7 - Length: 16.3m - Beam/width: 5.3m - Draught/depth: 1.4m

Displacement: 32 tonnes - Max speed: 25 knots - Fuel capacity: 4,600 litres - Range/endurance: 250 nautical miles

Construction: Hull: fibre-reinforced composite with single-skin section below the chine and 100mm thick foam-cored sandwich above; Deck and superstructure: 25mm foam-cored sandwich

Engines: 2 x Caterpillar C18 marine diesel; 1,001hp each at 2,300rpm

Survivor capacity: Self-righting – 44Non self-righting – 118

Information from the Eastbourne RNLI Lifeboat page

Photo of RNLB Diamond Jubilee RNLI 16-23 Lifeboat
Photo of RNLB Diamond Jubilee RNLI 16-23 Lifeboat
Photo of RNLB Diamond Jubilee RNLI 16-23 Lifeboat
Photo of RNLB Diamond Jubilee RNLI 16-23 Lifeboat
Photo of RNLB Diamond Jubilee RNLI 16-23 Lifeboat
Photo of RNLB Diamond Jubilee RNLI 16-23 Lifeboat
Photo of RNLB Diamond Jubilee RNLI 16-23 Lifeboat
Photo of RNLB Diamond Jubilee RNLI 16-23 Lifeboat
Photo of RNLB Diamond Jubilee RNLI 16-23 Lifeboat
Photo of RNLB Diamond Jubilee RNLI 16-23 Lifeboat
Photo of RNLB Diamond Jubilee RNLI 16-23 Lifeboat
Photo of RNLB Diamond Jubilee RNLI 16-23 Lifeboat
Photo of RNLB Diamond Jubilee RNLI 16-23 Lifeboat
Photo of RNLB Diamond Jubilee RNLI 16-23 Lifeboat
Photo of RNLB Diamond Jubilee RNLI 16-23 Lifeboat
Photo of RNLB Diamond Jubilee RNLI 16-23 Lifeboat
Photo of RNLB Diamond Jubilee RNLI 16-23 Lifeboat
Photo of RNLB Diamond Jubilee RNLI 16-23 Lifeboat