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D807 Arrives on Station

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David and Barbara Chapman

David and Barbara Chapman

The latest addition to Burnham on Crouch Lifeboat Station, Inshore Lifeboat D807 has now arrived on station and will be officially named at a ceremony to take place on June 3rd. Local couple David and Barbara Chapman, whose generosity has funded the lifeboat, were present to see the new vessel joining the Atlantic 85 in service.

D807 replaces D672, “Ernest and Rose Chapman II”. A previous ILB, D519, “Ernest and Rose Chapman” was also funded by David and Barbara, in memory of David’s parents.

The D Class lifeboats have been the workhorse of the RNLI for the past fifty years. A D class has a 25 knot maximum speed and an endurance of three hours at top speed. First introduced into the RNLI fleet in 1963, the “D” is highly manoeuvrable and usually operates closer to shore than all-weather lifeboats. D class boats are in operation at 110 RNLI Lifeboat Stations and the design comes into its own for searches and rescues in the shallow water and confined locations of the Crouch, Roach and Thames estuary.

D807 nearest the camera, alongside D672

D807 nearest the camera, alongside D672

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