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Clock from RNLB Amelia has been found.

The clock which was fastened to the bulkhead of this lifeboat has been found and is now on display in our visitor centre. As you can see from the images below it was in a poor condition when found but after work has been done the brass has come up really well. This clock manufactured by S Smith and Sons (MA) Ltd. of London has an 8 day Swiss movement.
When we first looked at it we very carefully tried to wind it up, which it did with no problem, we then listened and it worked, it keeps very good time.

Whilst on service in Scarborough the lifeboat RNLB Amelia launched 118 times saving 31 Lives. She was built in 1964 by J Samuel White at Cowes on the Isle of Wight to a design by Richard A Oakley who was the lifeboats Naval Archtect..

The clock from RNLB Amelia as found
The clock from RNLB Amelia today

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06/02/2019 Our Shannon Launch and recovery unit returns from overhaul
The slars tractor unit arrives The carriage on the lorry The complete SLARS unit comes of the lorry trailer The complete SLARS on its way to the Lifeboat Station
Due to its size and weight the SLARS unit was transported on two low loader lorries. This picture shows the tractor unit on its way to connect to the trailer. Here is he carriage section on its low loader. The tractor unit connected up to this trailer, the hydraulic pipes and control cables were connected. This picture shows the unit connected up and starting to be removed carefully off the low loader. All connected up and everything checked the completed unit is now on its way to the Lifeboat Station. When it arrived at the station our Shannon lifeboat was then recovered on to it.

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