Retired, not expired
http://www.whitbygazette.co.uk/news/Brave-Bay-coxswain-to-be.5487899.jpTHE bravery of a Runswick lifeboatman who died rescuing a seaman from a ship wrecked off the Whitby coast 75 years ago will be recalled at an event this weekend.
The lifeboatman, Robert Patton was a member of a well-known Runswick fishing family and coxswain of the motor lifeboat, The Always Ready.
He and his crew were called out to the aid of a salvage vessel, The Disperser, based in Whitby, but which was being towed to Hartlepool for repair.
Off Runswick, The Disperser got into difficulties in heavy seas and began to take in water.