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Marine Engineer

Mike Wilson, Local Author and Historian

RNLB Marine Engineer came to Bridlington on Sunday, 13th August, 1995, She was a replacement for Peggy and Alex Caird. During 1995 Marine Engineer was placed on permanent station duties at Bridlington, while Peggy and Alex Caird was transferred to standby duties. Marine Engineeer is the twelfth of the Mersey class to be built and they are 11.57m long, 3.81m beam, 0.95m draught with a depth of 1.86m. The displacement is 13.85 tonnes. Fuel tanks hold approxiately 245 gallons, to give a range of 145 nautical miles. Marine Engineer's hull is of fibre reinforced composite. She is numbered 12-12. The vessel was funded by the Institute of Marine Engineers and cost £600,000.
In the two photographs from 1995 below, former coxswain Fred Walkington is at helm.