Wells Lifeboat  RNLI Lifeboats Wells Norfolk UK

RNLB 13-46 'Duke of Edinburgh'

Photos of our new Shannon class lifeboat RNLB 13-46 'Duke of Edinburgh'

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13-46 'Duke of Edinburgh' during commissioning trials at the All-Weather Lifeboat Centre in Poole
Wells' new Shannon with the first of the new SLEP rebuilt Severn class lifeboats at the All-weather Lifeboat Centre in Poole
The future 'Wells Lifeboat' on the pontoon awaiting systems commissioning, tests and sea trials
The future 'Wells Lifeboat' on the pontoon awaiting systems commissioning, tests and sea trials
And she's in...
13-46 afloat for the first time
13-46 afloat for the first time
Invited long-serving RNLI volunteers prepare to ring the bell to mark the completion of the build of the new boat
13-46 waiting to be lifted in for the first time
RNLB 13-46 'Duke of Edinbugh' is moved into position to be lowered into the water for the first time
Wells' volunteer crew members Ray West and Max Phillips with 13-46
An audience of Invited guests and staff from the All-Weather Lifeboat Centre
13-46 in position to be lowered into the water
A small audience of invited guests, staff and workers from the All Weather Lifeboat centre gathers
Reproduction of the Launch A Memory names within the operational numbers on the wheelhouse roof
Wells' new lifeboat celebrates the lives of 15000 loved ones within the decals on the hull and wheelhouse roof
Viewing the Launch A Memory names celebrated within the 13-46 decals on the boat
Setting up for the bell ringing ceremony as RNLB 'Duke Of Edinburgh' waits to be lifted into the water
Ceremonial bell in position in what has become a tradition as completed Shannons leave the factory
Magpie on the stern marking HRH Prince Philip's service with the Royal Navy
13-46 sitting ready with Wells Lifeboat on the stern ready for when she takes over at the station
Wells' new Shannon lifeboat waits to be lifted into the water for the first time
Wells' new Shannon lifeboat waits to be lifted into the water for the first time

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