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9 th Febuary



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J. W. Archer

Teesmouth LifeboatSupporters Association

Teesmouth lifeboat Supporters Association are not part of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution

“J. W. Archer “

On the 5th of December 1924 a new lifeboat arrived at the Teesmouth Station. The J. W. Archer a 45` x 12`6” Watson ( cabin ) class, non self righter. Driven by a single 80 HP. White DE6 petrol engine. Giving her a top speed of 8.26 knots. She was built by J. S. White at a cost of £7,515. Her naming ceremony took place at the lifeboat station on 15th July 1925. Invited guests being brought down river from Middlesbrough onboard the the steamer “Sir Hugh Bell”, belonging to the Tees Conservancy Commissioners. The lifeboat had been provided out of a gift from Mr. J. W. Archer of Bournemouth and the boat was christened “J. W. Archer “by his daughter C. W. Archer ,


The J.W. Archer

Served December 5th 1924 - February 15th 1950

 Launched 37 times on Service and Saved 120 Lives

While Serving At The Teesmouth Lifeboat Station

:: Click here to see a clip of the J W Archer`s launch at Teesmouth in 1924 ::

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