Tyne Class © R.N.L.I.
On June the 22nd 2005, I was
invited again to Porthdinllaen, this time by Robert Jones,
Assistant Coxswain. The
weather, as you can see was perfect, blue sea and sky, and with just a
whisper of wind. Hetty Rampton is a Tyne class Lifeboat,
47ft long, steel hulled, self
righting, with two 425h.p. diesel engines, giving her a top speed of 18
The little Norwegian yacht Bika, called at
Porthdinllaen on her way on a voyage around the world, her next port of
call was Pembroke, South Wales.
I would like to thank
Mike Davies the
Coxswain, Robert Jones and all the crew of
the Porthdinllaen Lifeboat, for my welcome aboard their fine boat. And I
hope to get another invite in 20 years time!!!!
The Lifeboat history was
gleaned from the book "Porthdinllaen" by Tom Morris, Thank you.