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Shanklin Lifeboat

In 1878, the naval training ship HMS Eurydice was wreaked in Sandown Bay with the loss of 300 lives, this prompted a need for a lifeboat.

A lifeboat provided by the Isle of Wight Sunday School Lifeboat Fund was put on station in 1884.

A wooden boathouse was built at the bottom of Chine Hill to house the 28ft, Lamb and White lifeboat built in 1868 and transferred from Totland.

During a storm in 1916 the boat was washed out of the boathouse and wreaked. The boat was not replaced and the station closed.

The Sandown & Shanklin Independent Lifeboat was formed in 1972 and operates inshore lifeboats from Sandown Esplanade.

See also: Shanklin  -  Lifeboats

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