From the Collection of
Queenscliffe Maritime Museum
2 Wharf St PO Box 2 QUEENSCLIFF VICTORIA 3225 Queenscliff Victoria
The Queenscliff Lifeboat - 14 metre Watson type cabin motor lifeboat powered by a 72 hp Gardener engine
Size: 14 metres
Originally fitted with two masts, the stern mast being removed in the 1960's. A retractable centre plate was used when under sail. Delivered with an 80 hp Wayburn petrol motor which was later replaced by a 72 hp Gardiner diesel. Top speed of 7.5 knots and a range of 350 miles.
Made: Commissioned into service 6/03/1926
Last updated 24/09/2012 at 1:49 PM