144 years of Peterhead Lifeboats

In its 144 years of existance, Peterhead Lifeboat Station has had 10 lifeboats, including the current Misses Robertson of Kintail.
RNLB Alexander Tulloch 1912-1914.
Lost with three crew during the rescue of the Tom Tit in 1914
RNLB John Ryburn 1915-1921
Came to Peterhead to replace the Alexander Tulloch
RNLB Duke of Connaught 1921-1939
Picture courtesy of Aberdeenshire Council
RNLB Julia Park Barry of Glasgow 1939-1969
Picture courtesy of Aberdeenshire Council
RNLB Julia Park Barry of Glasgow at her naming ceremony
Picture courtesy of Aberdeenshire Council
RNLB Julia Park Barry of Glasgow at her naming ceremony
Picture courtesy of Aberdeenshire Council
Julia Park Barry of Glasgow launching Sep 17th 1950 to aid the MFV Saga
Image courtesy of Aberdeenshire Council
Recovering the Julia Park Barry of Glasgow after a shout
Image courtesy of Aberdeenshire Council
RNLB James and Mariska Joicey (in very high seas, look carefully!) 1969-1988
Picture courtesy of Aberdeenshire Council
RNLB Babs and Agnes Robertson 1988-2006
RNLB Babs and Agnes Robertson in a Winter Wonderland
RNLB Misses Robertson of Kintail, 2.5m of the most advanced boat the RNLI has ever put to sea
RNLB Misses Robertson of Kintail
RNLB Misses Robertson of Kintail
Y-160, Misses Robertson of Kintail's Y-boat.

Station History

Previous Lifeboats

Stories and Testimonials



Name: Peoples Journal No. 1

Official Number: 240
Period of Service: 27th July 1865 - 29th March 1893
Launches: 46 Times
Lives Saved: 91 Lives
Cost of Lifeboat: 283.12.9d
Cost of Boat house: 120
Donated by: 'Peoples Journal' of Dundee
Length: 33ft
Beam: 7ft
Weight: 3 Tons 8 cwts
Propulsion: 10 Round Oars
Speed: Unknown
Design: Unknown
Notes: Berthed at North Harbour Station


Name: George Pickard

Official Number: 342
Period of Service: 29th March 1893 - 2nd April 1897
Launches: 8 Times
Lives Saved: 7 Lives
Cost of Lifeboat: 489.4.0d
Donated by: Andrew Pickard of Leeds Yorkshire
Length: 38ft
Beam: 8ft
Weight: 4 Tons 3 cwts
Propulsion: 12 Oars
Speed: Unknown
Design: Unknown
Notes: Berthed at North Harbour Station


Name: George Pickard

Official Number: 400
Period of Service: 2nd April 1897 - 3rd May 1928
Launches: 45 Times
Lives Saved: 50 Lives
Cost of Lifeboat: 603.10.6d
Donated by: Andrew Pickard of Leeds Yorkshire
Length: 37ft
Beam: 9ft 3"
Weight: 4 Tons 16 cwts
Propulsion: Mast with Sails and 10 Oars
Speed: Unknown
Design: Unknown
Notes: Known as Peterhead Lifeboat #1 when there was 2 lifeboats on station at Peterhead
Notes: Berthed at North Harbour Station


Name: Alexander Tulloch

Official Number: 622
Period of Service: 11th December 1912 - 26th December 1914
Launches: 11 Times
Lives Saved: 28 Lives
Cost of Lifeboat: 3436.12.5d
Donated by: Legacy of the Late Miss Jane Tulloch of Bayswater
Length: 43ft
Beam: 12ft 6"
Weight: 16 Tons
Propulsion: Mast with Sails, 8 oars and 80HP engine
Speed: 8 knots
Design: Watson
Notes: Known as Peterhead Lifeboat #2 when there was 2 lifeboats on station at Peterhead
Notes: Berthed at Lodge Walk Station
Notes: Lost with 3 crew attempting to rescue Hull registered trawler Tam Tit


Name: John Ryburn

Official Number: 565
Period of Service: 12th June 1915 - 1st July 1921
Launches: 21 Times
Lives Saved: 158 Lives
Cost of Lifeboat: 3183
Donated by: Legacy of W. McCunn of Largs
Length: 43ft
Beam: 12ft 6"
Weight: 16 Tons
Propulsion: Mast with Sails, 8 oars and 40HP engine
Speed: 8 knots
Design: Watson
Notes: This lifeboat was on station at Stronsay before coming to Peterhead to replace the Alexander Tulloch.
Notes: Berthed at Lodge Walk Station


Name: Duke of Connaught

Official Number: 668
Period of Service: 1st January 1921 - 1st January 1939
Launches: 45 Times
Lives Saved: 107 Lives
Cost of Lifeboat: 6889
Donated by: United Grand Lodge of English Freemasons
Length: 43ft
Beam: 12ft 6"
Weight: 16 Tons
Propulsion: Mast with Sails, 8 oars and 40HP engine
Speed: 8 knots
Design: Watson


Dedication ceremony for the Duke of Connaught




Name: Julia Park Barry of Glasgow

Official Number: 819
Period of Service: 15th June 1939 - 14th January 1969
Launches: 162 Times
Lives Saved: 496 Lives
Cost of Lifeboat: 9055
Donated by: Legacy of Mrs Julia Park Barry of Glasgow
Length: 46ft
Beam: 12ft 9"
Weight: 20 Tons 6 cwts
Propulsion: 2 x 40HP engines
Speed: Unknown
Design: Watson
Notes: Berthed at Lodge Walk Station


Name: James and Mariska Joicey

Official Number: 1008
Period of Service: 14th October 1969 - 9th January 1988
Launches: 73 Times
Lives Saved: 41 Lives
Cost of Lifeboat: 65,000
Donated by: Legacy of Mrs Mariska Joicey of Richmond, Surrey
Length: 48ft 6"
Beam: 14ft
Weight: 27 Tons 10 cwts
Propulsion: 2 x 110BHP Engines
Speed: Unknown
Design: Solent
Notes: Berthed at Lodge Walk Station


Name: Babs and Agnes Robertson

Official Number: 1127
Period of Service: 21st May 1988 - March 2006
Launches: 167 Times
Lives Saved: 35 Lives
Cost of Lifeboat: 535,421
Donated by: Donation from the Robertson Trust by the Misses Robertson of Robertson and Baxters, Scotch Whisky Blenders, Glasgow
Length: 47ft
Beam: 15ft
Weight: 24 Tons
Propulsion: 2 x 425BHP Engines
Speed: 18 knots
Design: Tyne
Notes: Berthed at Lodge Walk Station 1988-1999
Notes: Berthed at South Harbour Station after 1999


Name: Misses Robertson of Kintail

Official Number: 1282
Period of Service: March 2006 - Present
Launches:
Lives Saved:
Cost of Lifeboat: 2,500,000
Donated by: Donation from the Robertson Trust by the Misses Robertson of Robertson and Baxters, Scotch Whisky Blenders, Glasgow
Length: 16m
Beam: 4.48m
Weight: 30 Tons
Propulsion: 2 x 1000BHP Engines
Speed: 25 knots
Design: Tamar
Notes: Still in service.
Notes: Berthed at South Harbour Station

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