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Tamar Class - Prototype Lifeboat

Photographs  Chris Allman 2005

Photographs of the Prototype Lifeboat of the new Tamar Class at the Lifeboat College taken by Chris Allman of the New Brighton Lifeboat.

The Tamar class features a drops down stern and the lifting  poop deck. There is an X or Y craft stored in the space under the poop deck which can then be launched through the stern.

On board equipment is state of the art. The vessel has  an amidships a cutaway which allows for the rescue of persons in the water, this can covered over by a removable walkway.
There was talk of quite a lot changes to the prototype and it may well be that these changes now feature on the pre-production model currently on route to Tenby. It may even be the prototype with the changes incorporated.


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