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TITLE
RNLI Lifeboat, "Grace Paterson Ritchie"
EXTERNAL ID
ULMPH_2000_0592
PERIOD
1960s
SOURCE
Ullapool Museum
ASSET ID
40358
KEYWORDS
lifeboats
Grace Patteron Ritchie
Lieutenant Commander Brian Miles
RNLI
RNLI Lifeboat, "Grace Paterson Ritchie"

This photo shows the RNLI Lifeboat, 'Grace Paterson Ritchie'. Named after the lady who donated funds for its construction the 70ft steel boat was stationed experimentally at Ullapool during the 1960s. She is one of only three "Clyde" classes of boat, named after the river on which the first two were built, at Yarrows of Scotstoun. Her first coxswain was Lieutenant Commander Brian Miles, who later became director of RNLI, and one of the crew was Ullapool man Alec Strutt.

The vessel went to Orkney between the years of 1966-88. Alec Strutt travelled to Orkney with the vessel and remained with the RNLI, latterly as mechanic at Kirkwall Station.

The boat was based in Orkney temporarily at the time of the loss of the Longhope boat and subsequently became permanently based at Kirkwall leading to the establishment of the lifeboat station there.

The boat was later sold to the Icelandic Rescue Services and finally went into private hands in 2002 and returned to the Clyde. She is now based at Largs, only a few miles from the former home of Miss Grace Paterson Ritchie.


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RNLI Lifeboat, "Grace Paterson Ritchie"

1960s

lifeboats; Grace Patteron Ritchie; Lieutenant Commander Brian Miles; RNLI

Ullapool Museum

Ullapool Museum Photographic Collection

This photo shows the RNLI Lifeboat, 'Grace Paterson Ritchie'. Named after the lady who donated funds for its construction the 70ft steel boat was stationed experimentally at Ullapool during the 1960s. She is one of only three "Clyde" classes of boat, named after the river on which the first two were built, at Yarrows of Scotstoun. Her first coxswain was Lieutenant Commander Brian Miles, who later became director of RNLI, and one of the crew was Ullapool man Alec Strutt. <br /> <br /> The vessel went to Orkney between the years of 1966-88. Alec Strutt travelled to Orkney with the vessel and remained with the RNLI, latterly as mechanic at Kirkwall Station. <br /> <br /> The boat was based in Orkney temporarily at the time of the loss of the Longhope boat and subsequently became permanently based at Kirkwall leading to the establishment of the lifeboat station there. <br /> <br /> The boat was later sold to the Icelandic Rescue Services and finally went into private hands in 2002 and returned to the Clyde. She is now based at Largs, only a few miles from the former home of Miss Grace Paterson Ritchie. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email <a href="mailto: curator@ullapoolmuseum.co.uk">Ullapool Museum</a>