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The Crew of Porthoustock Lifeboat, The Charlotte, 1898

NumberHESFM:2016.12958
PlacePorthoustock Cornwall United Kingdom
Date1898
KeywordsEmergency Services Lifeboat Porthoustock
PhotographerS & J Govier
Copyright© Helston Museum

The Porthoustock lifeboat, The Charlotte, with her crew at the lifeboat house in 1898. Built in 1886 by Forrestt of Limehouse for the sum of £374, the twelve oared, self-righting lifeboat was donated by Miss A F Howis, London. It performed seven services between 1886-1900 and saved 79 lives. The crew are named as James Hill (coxswain), John Roberts, Francis James Tripp (Halwyn), Henry Roberts, Joseph Hendy James, William Hill, Ernest James, William John Tripp, George Dally, Alfred Roberts, Bentley More, William Bastian, John Thomas, Alfred Cox, George Tripp and William Thomas Rashleigh (front row, fourth from right). Mr E P Roskruge, Secretary, is also in the photograph.