Scarborough RNLI

Saving lives around Scarborough's seas since 1801

Scarborough RNLI heritage gallery

A collection of painting, artwork and old photos of Scarborough's lifeboats and crews. Thanks must go to Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre for permission to reproduce these old documents.

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Coupland 1861

"Coupland


Lifeboat Crew 1950

"Lifeboat


Crew 1898

"Crew


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The crew of the Lifeboat in the 1970's

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John Owston snr

"John

Donated by the great great granddaughter of John Owston who was probably the most famous coxswain of Scarborough lifeboat. He is often referred to as John Owston snr as his son succeeded him as coxswain. The benefactor is Mrs Janet McCauley of Secret Harbour, Rockingham Western Australia.


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Coupland 2nd November 1861

"Coupland

The tragedy of the Coupland was captured by many artists. This painting by Fred Casano is to be found in Scarborough Museum.

Scarborough Museum Trust


Loss of the Scarborough Lifeboat 24 May 1836

"Loss

From the Royal Collection.
On the right, the lifeboat seen capsizing in high seas, on the way to rescue founder fishing boat just outside the harbour. Lighthouse and harbour on the left, with anxious spectators. Signed, inscribed and dated.

by Henry Barlow Carter 1795-1867


Scarborough Lifeboat 1904

"Scarborough

Copyright Whitby Museum


Wreck off Spa, Showing Lifeboat Being Launched below Cliff Bridge

"Wreck

Robert Ernest Roe (1851-1930)





Scarborough Museum Trust