Barrow Tamar Boat

31st October 2006, 12:37
Hi All,

Having seen the pictures of the new Longhope boat arriving, I wondered if anyone has any dates yet for the arrival of the next Tamar at Barrow - any info would be good as I would like to see her arrive and get a few shots for the album - she truly is a fine boat.



Galley Boy
31st October 2006, 20:28
Hi DJ,
As far as i know,two more Tamars 16-06 (relief) and 16-07(Cromer) are due out before Barrow 16-08 next year
Regards Galley Boy

1st November 2006, 09:03
Thanks for that Galley Boy - I'll watch this space with interest!!

19th February 2007, 11:54
Anyone any update on expected arrival of either the Cromer or Barrow Tamars?

21st February 2007, 19:40
Relief Tamar 16-06 is undergoing trials .

Galley Boy
23rd February 2007, 15:41
Hi dcjames,just received some provisional dates;Cromer Tamar RNLB Lester (16-07) acceptance trials May 07,arrival Oct,providing slipway alterations are complete;Barrow Tamar (16-08) acceptance Aug.07,crew training Oct.07,if I hear any more will let you know.

1st March 2007, 13:27
Cheers for the updates Galley Boy & Sandman.

7th January 2008, 00:27
As of 15:55 on 6th Jan. '08 the Cromer Tamar 16-07 'RNLB Lester' has been placed on operational duty!
More details are available on the stations website.

16th January 2008, 12:54
Have checked out web D500, some great shots of Lester launching, i notice she has had a shout allready how did she perform?
Does anyone have any news on Barrow's boat? I understand she hit some bad weather off Lands End on passage home at the beginning of December and had to return to Plymouth for a few minor repairs. Any news on when she might now be arriving home?

Cheers dcjames

des newton
15th April 2008, 21:46
16-06 relief Tamar on satation at Barrow while Barrow Tamar Grace Dixon having complete checkover. possably taking up station September 08

2nd December 2008, 12:47
Have just seen local press - Grace Dixon is due to arrive on station 17th December to replace 16-06

17th December 2008, 19:10
The new boat Grace Dixon 16-08 arrived Today, It was broadcast on local radio and the Tv guys were there, sadly I couldn't make it.


18th December 2008, 13:19
some good video footage of her being launched on BBC Looknorthwest news today at 13.30 and 18.30 hours, if anyone wants to see on the net.
She looks beautiful.
If Fleetwood doesn't hurry up and get one I'll have to build my Speedline model as Grace Dixon