Sunday, July 17, 2016

Lifeboat Day North Shields 2016

Lifeboat Day North Shields 2016.

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is a charity based in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, it is the only organisation which is allowed to have Royal in the title in the Republic of Ireland. It operates around the coast of the UK and Ireland as well as some inland waterways and there are 237 lifeboat stations with 444 lifeboats.
The RNLI was founded in 1824 and has saved over 140,000 lives while suffering losses of 600 volunteer crew members.
The Tynemouth RNLI has an open day once a year and these photos were taken on the 17th of July 2016 including shots of the "Spirit of Northumberland" lifeboat.
One of the world's oldest lifeboats, the Tyne, has been restored and is now on display at South Shields.
Please click on each image for the full size photo. 

Spirit of Northumberland lifeboatRoyal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)

Tynemouth RNLITynemouth RNLI

Tynemouth RNLITynemouth RNLI

Tynemouth RNLISpirit of Northumberland

Tynemouth RNLISpirit of Northumberland lifeboat

Spirit of Northumberland" lifeboatSpirit of Northumberland lifeboat

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