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1187. Leach, Nicholas. The Waveney Lifeboats. Portishead. 2001.

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1187. Leach, Nicholas. The Waveney Lifeboats. Portishead. 2001.

1187. Leach, Nicholas. The Waveney Lifeboats. Portishead. 2001. 88p. Soft wraps. Signed by the author. A detailed history by a renown authority on the subject, of the 44ft Waveney class lifeboats, the first fast lifeboat to see service with the RNLI. Thoroughly researched, containing many original and unusual illustrations, the author traces the history of the Waveney lifeboat from development by the United States Coast Guard to acquisition by the RNLI and subsequent service in British waters. The 44ft lifeboat has operated in extreme sea conditions on both sides of the Atlantic and the book contains descriptions of some of the outstanding rescues in which Waveneys have been involved. The design met, and often exceeded, the demands placed on it by the courageous men and women of the lifeboat service. Detailed histories of every one of the Waveneys operated by the RNLI are included, as well as several photographs of each lifeboat. Profusely illustrated throughout, with many colour photographs, diagrams and lists, this book is the definitive history of the Waveney lifeboats and a must for the enthusiast. (M). $16.50.