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Launch of the Admiral Sir George Back, The Lizard, 1903

NumberHESFM:1977.2247
PlaceThe Lizard Cornwall United Kingdom
Date1903
KeywordsEmergency Services Lifeboat People Lizard
PhotographerA E Bragg & Co
Copyright© Helston Museum

Photographic postcard of the official launch of the Admiral Sir George Back in 1903 by Lord and Lady Clifden. Serving between 1903 and 1918, this was the fifth lifeboat to be stationed at The Lizard and is credited with saving the greatest number of lives. At the wreck of the SS Seuvic in 1907 she saved 167 lives, 3 from the Hansy in 1911, 20 from the Chili in 1912, 27 from the Queen Margaret in 1913, 5 from the Cromdale 18 days later and 9 from the SS Corvus in 1918.