Tubular life-boat 1852

Southport Visitor

May 7th 1852


This challenger sailed from Liverpool on Thursday the 22nd ultimo, at 2pm on her voyage around England. Strong gale from S.S.E. Rounded the Great Ormeshead at 9pm. Encountered very heavy squalls at Penmaenmawr and on entering Beaumaris Bay, but never slipped a sea. Anchored at Carnarvon at 1pm on the 23rd. Mr Thomas EVANS master of the Liverpool magazine life-boat was in command and Henry RICHARDSON and H. T. RICHARDSON, Aberhirant, were on board. On Saturday the life-boat entered the creek of Porthdynllaen.

On Sunday night we understand the boat went aground at Abersoch. Several persons along the coast, it is said, much frightened by its sudden and novel appearance. A fishing crew at Llanbedrog, on perceiving that the life-boat was making towards them, fled and left their boat, net, and fish to the mercy of the intruders. Not a single life-boat in Great Britain has, as yet, dared to accept the challenge.

Cruise of the Challenger life-boat


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