SAMYNTAS STANNAH 1891 - 1904
(Supplied by money gifted to RNLI by Mrs E M Stannah of London)
Number of Launches:- 4 - 1st launch in Sept. 1897 to schooner Wild Wave.
Number of Lives Saved:- 52 - rescued lives all from SS Manchester City in Oct. 1898.
This boat housed in the old boat shed.
A wooden boat built by Forrestt, 39 feet by 9 feet a 12 oared, self-righting lifeboat costing £637.
Her last call out was to investigate the sighting of rockets which turned out to be people celebrating King Edward VIIs coronation, 11 August 1902.
In 1904 a reserve Lifeboat was put into service when the Samyntas Stannah was withdrawn from her station due to concern regarding her handling
CHRISTOPHER NORTH GRAHAM (reserve No 3) 1904 - 1906 (no picture available)
Number of Launches:- 3
Number of Lives Saved:- 8
This temporary boat was also a 39 foot, self-righting, wooden boat which had been in service at Thorpness in Suffolk until 1900, when the station was closed.
Only 2 of the 3 calls were effective:-
6 Jan 1905; Southshield schooner Brazilian with a crew of 8, the weather was too rough to do a boat to boat rescue so the ship was beached at South Ronaldsay before rescue.
9 Jan 1905; Liverpool boat ss Domino, boat escorted to safe anchorage.