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Old 20th February 2008, 20:08
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Sir William Hillary - ON 725

Does anyone know what happened to the ex Dover lifeboat, Sir William Hillary after she was sold to the Navy in 1941?
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Old 20th February 2008, 23:08
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Apparently she became known as the "Isle of Colonsay" and as such was lost near Cape St Vincent on 30/10/1980, sorry but have no other info,neil./
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Old 20th February 2008, 23:14
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Thanks Neil - it's a shame to hear that she was lost.
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Old 22nd February 2008, 09:08
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She was owned by a west of Scotland civil engineering company, who used it as a workboat on a contract in the western isles- this may have been on the isle of Colonsay, hence the name.
At the end of the contract, they sailed her to the Med, i presume for pleasure use, but as Neil says, the boat was lost en route. I do not know what the circumstances of the loss were.
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